Category: Issues in the news

Will the award of maritime security contract to an Israeli firm by NIMASA end criminal acts on Nigerian waters? 

There are two issues here: the award of contract to secure Nigerian waters to an Israeli firm, and whether that decision will bring to an end the criminal acts on...

What should the government do to make eastern ports more viable?

I think the government should be able to liberalise the ports, make it more effective for more ships to come. When you talk about challenge of insecurity, it is the...

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Should the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) be scrapped since it has failed to sanitize the industry after over 10 years?

Scrapping it is illegal and abuse of the principle of rule of law. Don’t forget that the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) is a...

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How can women play more active roles in the maritime sector?

In the past, women have always shied away from some value chain in the economic sector that they feel are reserved for men but the situation is different today. I...

Bonded terminal operators condemn examination of export container at ports

Are bonded terminals still relevant in Lagos since most of them have been idle for years?

The reduction in active operations at the bonded terminal is as a result of the current drop in economic activities although we recorded increased activities in the...

Customs seizes 38 vehicles, other goods worth N169.7m

Is it right for Customs to chase smugglers within the city?

The customs are equipped with all the necessary apparatus, including sophisticated arms and ammunitions to collect revenues and combat smuggling at the border posts,...

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Will improved welfare curb corruption in Customs?

I do not think improved welfare will control corruption in Customs because one cannot treat corruption independently from Nigeria. So if one want to talk of corruption...

Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Shippers' Council, Hassan Bello

What is your view on Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s plan to register importers, agents and port service providers?

Already there is a regulation that is in place for the collection of the fee and what I expect Shippers’ Council (NSC) to do is to work with Council for the Regulation...

Apapa gridlock: Lagos acquires land for trailer park in Ojo

Has Apapa gridlock improved?

Well, life is about improvement. The users of the road; the government, truck owners, residents and freight forwarders, I believe have witnessed a little bit of...

Is extortion by security operatives still rampant?

  Evil practice is easily habitual. When someone begins to do what is unorthodox, it is usually difficult to stop doing it. The security agencies know they can make...

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Has Customs’ cargo clearing process at the port improved in the past one year?

In 2018, Customs recorded higher revenue of N1.2 trillion. With that, I will say there is great improvement. Some of the improvement recorded can be attributed to the...

Saudi Arabia to boost maritime sector with $8.8bn

What are your expectations for the maritime industry in the year 2019?

The Federal government must ensure that this year comes with infrastructure facelift at the ports. This is a sure way of lifting the national economy, especially in...