Madam Bola Muse, CEO of the Bomarah group.
By Dili Utomi.
The chief executive officer of Bomarah Investment Limited and one of the big players in the Customs Brokerage Business, Madam Bola Muse has revealed reasons why she has succeeded in this line of business that she has been doing for well over twenty six years and counting. Madam Muse while speaking exclusively to www.greatalternativenigerianetwork.com.ng said that the business in the maritime sector has been a very interesting and rewarding one. In her words” You need to get yourself well acquainted with the rudiments within the sector and also be able to cope with the changing needs and all the dynamics of giving the required services within the sector “. She said that her involvement within the system has opened her eyes to the various economic systems around the world.
On the question of whether it has been easier for her as a woman doing the business, she said that it has been as challenging for her as it has been for any other person and so she has kept herself updated over times. She said that though the business has been tough for everybody for over a year now mainly because of the Corona virus and that the negative impact has affected up sixty percent of the business, but that these are surmountable. She noted that that her thoughts are that the future is still very bright as knowledge and technology are improving the ways of doing businesses. Mrs. Muse said that she has a lot of young girls that she is mentoring and encouraging to come into the business.
She continued by saying that continuous training and retraining is needed for the licensed customs agents in other to acquaint themselves with the modern methods of doing business as she said that she just came back from Sierra Leone on a training trip.
On the issue of the traffic gridlock in and around Apapa, she said that the new call up system should be given the time to work as she noted that Rome was not built in a day. She notes that some people who are benefitting from the gridlock and therefore would not want it to work. The call up system has drastically reduced the cost of moving cargoes from the ports. She went to further encourage the young ones especially women to come into the business as one can make a career and good living out of it.