Dear Jimi: Arbitrary Charges On/Of Cerpac Form

I write to notify you, Mr. Jimi Disu, to please use your medium on classic radio and the Blog to address this suspected fraud and fowl play in the issuance of cerpac form.
Cerpac is an immigration form for regularization and obtaining residence permit by expatriates. At the moment, it is obtained from bank for $1000 [one thousand dollars] Plus N5000 commission. it is denominated in naira; payable in same amount [ in naira ] at the official exchange rate. I have obtained this form for my company anytime it is in need of it over the years. The selling bank changes most time when there is a change in the leadership of Immigration.

Presently, the selling bank is Skye bank. About November, 2014, I went to obtain same form, instead of selling at the official rate [official naira rate to the dollar], the bank was selling it at the parallel market rate. This trend has remained that way, even as we speak. I have complained about this and wrote to some radio and tv stations but guessed nothing tangible has been done about it.

Just this morning again, i needed the form only to get there to find out they have not returned from the parallel market price of last week; N240 to a $1, even when it has dropped to about N223 to $1. [ This means that, even now, skye bank with possible connivance with immigration authority, is selling a legal government document at an illegal rates

I feel that the anti corruption crusade of this administration should be taken to these bank and the Nigerian Immigration to carry out necessary investigation and put the records straight .
Thank you.

Omoh Don
Lagos.o

3 Comments

  1. This is a clear indication that the search light of the anti-graft agencies should be beamed on private firms as well.

    Government Agencies often use Banks and similar institutions to carry out horrendous economic crimes especially when it has to do with statutory collections such as taxes, levies, duties and sale of forms application forms. This is done i connivance of unscrupulous Bank officials sometimes with approval of the Bank’s Executive Directors.

    Some Banks are just as rotten as the ministries.

  2. THE PURCHASE OF THE CERPAC FORM IS SO BAD , BECAUSE THE BANK IS CHARGING THE AMOUNT AT BLACK MARKET RATE INSTEAD OF THE OFFICIALLY RATE THE BANK USE FOR DOLLAR EXCHANGE. THESE IS TOTALLY WRONG . CONCERNED CITIZEN.

  3. THIS IS VERY TRUE AND WITH THE CURRENT DOLLAR RATE ITS BECOMING SO IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE LOW SCALE FOREIGNERS TO AFFORD THAT AND ARE LEFT WITH NO OPTION THEN TO LEAVE AS MUCH AS THEY WANT TO STAY AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELFARE OF NIGERIA. PLEASE LETS PLEAD TO THE IMMIGRATION SERVICE TO LOOK INTO THIS MATTER AND MAKE SOME REGULARIZATIONS ON THE FEES

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