Category: Issues in the news

maritime industry

How has the maritime industry fared in 2018?

From the perspective of a freight forwarder, I can authoritatively say that 2018 has not being a good year in the industry. We had a spill over of issues from 2017 to...

maritime industry

Do you support the call for the creation of the Ministry of Maritime?

Yes and the reason why it’s necessary is because the maritime sector is huge and as a result of all the challenges and constraints and opportunities, needs a very high...

Nigerias-national-assembly

Has the 8th National Assembly impacted positively on the maritime industry?

Of all the Senate committees since 1999, we have not had a maritime committee that has been able to galvanise the interest of the various groups within the sector as...

Customs seize another 13 containers of Tramadol worth N3.13bn at Tin Can_

What can be done to curb incessant importation of Tramadol?

Quick action must be taken before the importation of these drugs escalates. The government need to make necessary arrangements with the government of India on how to...

Should the National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) be scrapped? 

It is a total capital flight of our scarce resources. We have maritime schools that are government owned here in Nigeria. The cadets we are producing from those national...

CRFFN

What are your expectations from the new CRFFN Governing Council?

I expect them to look into the problems affecting most of the freight forwarders at the port especially the issue of transportation which is expensive. Before containers...

CRFFN

What is your view on the emergence of Tsanni Abubakar as CRFFN Chairman?

The APC government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari is known for such, appointing non-professional to oversee most of the governmental agencies. Virtually all...

cargo_clearance

Do you think Customs can achieve paperless cargo clearance by 2021? 

They can if they really want to with the level they have attained in Information Technology. It is doable. After all, foreign countries don’t rely on paper work and...

Is NIMASA doing enough to address insecurity on Nigeria’s waters?

Talking about the issue of security, for Nigeria, it is always armed robbery and piracy. It is not a one day result thing. In any case, it is not peculiar to Nigeria and...

Lagos ports

Are women playing enough roles in Nigeria’s shipping sector?

No they are not. Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that way of doing things in the industry has a long and deep tradition. Many countries...

Customs-checkpoint_

Should Customs continue to intercept goods on the highway?

I will say yes when one considers the number of containers being released daily from the ports. Physical examination is not enough to check all the products in the...

pirates

How can pirate attacks on Nigerian waters be curbed?

I am aware there was a plan to implement the anti-piracy bill but not much has been said about it till now.This is something the Federal government needs to look into...