Financial crisis appears to be rocking the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) as the National Treasurer of the association, Mr Dada Agubuzo allegedly wrote to banks, ordering them not to honour any cheques signed by the National President, Tony Iju and two other signatories.
This is even as the ANLCA National President, had accused his predecessor, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, of leaving behind a paltry N150, 068,000 and $70.30USD in the association accounts.
In a statement made available to The Tide yesterday, Agubuzo gave a breakdown of the account as follows; Access Bank No. 0005940990–N31,710.76k, FCMB Dollar Account No. 1086706027–$70.30USD and Zenith Bank Account No. 1012460893–N118,358.80k.
Agubuzo was reportedly suspended recently by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the association for daring to ask questions over withdrawals which he felt were questionable.
But the National Vice President of ANLCA, Dr. Kayode Farinto, and the National Secretary, Babatunde Mukhaila confirmed the financial crisis to our correspondent.
Meanwhile, Iju has alleged that there was no proper handing over note from his predecessor, saying he only got a two-page handing over note signed by Prince Taiye Oyeniyi as Secretary of the transition committee.
He also lamented that operational licenses belonging to many members of ANLCA at chapter level have been blocked by the Nigeria Customs Service for offenses they did not commit.
Tony Iju argued that the licenses of his members were hacked without their consent and that they were used to process smuggled vehicles through unapproved routes by unscrupulous elements.
He said the cases were still lingering and waiting for final resolution at the customs headquarters.