Category: Issues in the news

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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