The National President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Custom Agents (ANLCA) Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike, has said that only a peaceful and United Nigeria will engender economic growth.

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According to a Press Statement made available to Transport Day, Nwabunike said there are situations that could be managed but where peace and unity is absent as typified by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, nothing will be achieved.

“I am optimistic of being part of a united, peaceful, economically viable and very progressive Nigeria. Let’s aim at these with the fear of God”

“As we go holidaying for the Easter celebrations, I find it imperative to rub minds with all licensed customs brokers, freight forwarders and colleagues in the total logistics chain in Nigeria.

“Apart from being symbolic in many ways, Easter celebration also signifies a lot for mankind in different spheres – Peace, sacrifice, loyalty, politics, economy and social areas.”

Nwabunike insisted that potentials of a peaceful Nigeria are limitless and whenever or wherever peace is lost, the results includes instability and lack of a cohesive direction.”

He appealed to Nigerians to allow the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to achieve the needful in our lives and not otherwise.

“Let’s not allow the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to redeem mankind, His loyalty to the cause for which He was sent, His example to us to pay our taxes ( giving to Caesar what belongs Caesar) and the fellowship with others through the last supper, to be lost on us as we celebrate”

“He also promoted peace when he stopped Peter from trying to resist His arrest and miraculously reinstated a chopped off ear during the period . This was good of example peace, love and tolerance.”

The ANLCA boss also advised Nigerians not to only pray for the economic wellbeing of the country but for the total security of Nigeria.

“Let’s also not get tired of praying for Nigeria, especially in the area of security and pray fervently for the release of our fellow countrymen and women being held by terrorists.

“The ill fated Kaduna bound train that was attacked recently did come as one attack too many on our developing transport infrastructure and threatened the growing hope we have in moving cargoes from seaports to the hinterland.

“It could have been anyone else because we are not more safety or security conscious than the victims who boarded a Federal Government train with assurances of security

“This occurrence also sets back the anticipated seamlessness that cargoes ought to have moved from Lagos and Portharcourt to Kano and Kaduna States.
“Insecurity in Nigeria touches everyone in adverse ways, we can’t pretend about it. It has driven the cost of doing business higher, increased time spent, reduced returns on investments and affected the joy of many”.