CUSTOMS & EXCISE DEPARTMENTS

This proposal is to introduce Eden & Mcwhit Global Services Ltd, which is an International Joint Venture Consortium with foreign technical associates and investors operating in the Ports & Harbours, Aviation, Oil & Gas sectors offering innovative modern equipment for revenue generation, security, tracking, screening & inspection.

Our technical associates have a commendable track record and experience in more than 50 countries worldwide offering the same services successfully.

It is our belief that African Nations, as emerging markets with their economic challenges could use a company like ours to reduce security risks and also boost the economy due to the substantial increase in revenue generation from our Project Plan. The installation of our equipment in all the Customs & Excise departments of the Ports, Harbours, International Airports in the country on a concessionary partnership basis (BMT or BOT).

Some African Customs & Excise departments, unfortunately, rely on physical inspection of all cargo into the country by sea or air. This in itself poses a great security risk for the nation and constitutes a huge loss of revenue to the Government by false declaration of imports & exports despite increased insurgency, unauthorized importation of arms, ammunitions and contraband that have remained a regular occurrence.

Furthermore, with increasing terrorism, the World Customs Organisations has stepped up their effort to ensure that more emerging nations comply with their standard and enforcement tools. This includes the SEN, nCEN and CENcomm.

The facilities for inspection & scanning of all post and parcels in & out of the countries in these days of terrorism cannot be overemphasized. We also recommend various handheld devices to support the fixed scanners. These include bomb detectors, liquid explosive detectors etc.

The facilities for inspection & scanning of all post and parcels in & out of the country/countries in these days of terrorism cannot be overemphasized. We also recommend various handheld devices to support the fixed scanners. These include bomb detectors, liquid explosive detectors etc.

We are thereby committed to upgrading the Customs security & inspection services to a world class standard with the most efficient modern equipment and technology at NO COST to Government/the Customs & Excise department. This is due to the fact that many governments have adopted a stringent fiscal policy, a modest budget with less expenditure for capital projects like this.

The cost of modern equipment with the latest technology for adequate inspection, scanning & security would involve millions of dollars and this poses a huge burden on developing and developed countries, so we devised a BOT/BMT package where we finance the total cost of all the equipment required for the Customs & Excise department in all Ports, Harbours & International Airports for our client in partnership with the Customs & Excise department/Government for the concession as we have done successfully in other countries for an agreed period due to the capital investment committed.

The WCO’s strategic plan and mission in which trade facilitation, protection of society and revenue collection play a key role in ensuring customs efficiency and effectiveness in the promotion of economic prosperity and social development. Our project is in line with the WCO’s approach to countering illicit trade with a specific focus in the compliance and Enforcement package and related enforcement efforts in five high-risk areas, namely revenue security, drugs, health and safety and environment.

We offer training of local personnel in achieving this objective, with the equipment we provide and install.

Out of the 180 members of the WCO, three-quarters are developing nations, yet are responsible for managing more than 98% of World trade.

Our technical associates have a commendable track record and experience in more than 50 countries worldwide offering the same services successfully.

It is our belief that Nigeria, as an emerging market with its economic challenges could use a consortium like ours to reduce security risks and also boost the economy due to the substantial increase in revenue generation resulting from our Project Plan and installation of our equipment in all Ports & Harbours, Oil & Gas loading bays in Nigeria at no cost to the Government, supervising ministry or its parastatals.

It is a fact that the Nigerian Ports & Harbours require an immediate upgrade of security services in compliance with International Regulatory Organisations due to the rising security challenges all over the World. Furthermore, some stakeholders have bemoaned the continued placement of some of the nation’s ports on security level 2, explaining that the cost is enormous to the country. They believe that security level 2 of the ISPS code is having an adverse multiplier effect on the Nigerian economy while also creating apprehension among shipping lines. We are aware that all nations must ensure they are in full compliance with the ISPS code and the IMO regulations to encourage more operators into the ports. It is for this reason that a partnership with Eden & Mcwhit Global Services Ltd. would reduce the enormous cost for the Government agencies.

In modern maritime services, cargo and container tracking is another revenue generator and an indispensable service for standard Ports agencies worldwide. There are grey areas where it is essential to achieve the collaboration of government agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the efficient tracking solutions are implemented by such consortiums like Eden & Mcwhit Global services.

We realize that this is a professional area and it is, therefore, important for the government agencies to partner with a consortium like ours to work out a BOT concession arrangement where we will fund all equipment required to upgrade these services (security, tracking, inspection, screening) at all the Nigerian Ports based on a needs assessment and agreement. We will then procure, install, maintain, replace, train Nigerian personnel on the use of the modern equipment without ANY COST to the Government agencies. However, there will be a levy for this upgrade and the funds generated from operators for this service upgrade will be shared between the Government agency and this consortium.

Our services and partnership with government in this sector are in line with the change agenda of the Buhari administration towards governance with best practices and would make the Nigerian Ports and Harbours at par with any first class Ports and Harbours in the world.

We would, therefore, appreciate your response indicating areas in which you would require support or intervention by this consortium for the Port you are responsible. We would only utilize this information to propose solutions we can offer at no cost to the ports authority.

We are willing to partner the Ports authorities and facilitate their upgrade to a world class standard. We have successfully established this partnership in 50 countries worldwide: – Africa, Asia, Europe and are still operating there till date due to the major benefits achieved by the government agencies.

We believe that government agencies should partner consortiums like ours so as to achieve compliance with International Regulatory Organisations without spending scarce financial resources whilst generating valuable resources simultaneously with our “Project Plan”.

Our proposals are based on research, so it is for this reason that we are writing you as the Principal Executive officer of each Port to avail us with your preferred products, solutions & options for the Port. We would then make a general presentation utilizing the available facts sent to us.

Your cooperation would, therefore, be much appreciated as we undertake a non-disclosure of this but only to enable us to serve you better.

We, therefore, look forward to hearing from you soonest as we extend a hand of mutual benefit for the upgrade of some facilities in your Port.