Category: Opinion

CRFFN

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...

Nigeria loses $325m annually to textile smuggling

Do you support CBN ban on forex sale to textile importers?

This is like putting the cart before the horse. For the Federal government to say they are banning issuance of foreign exchange to textile companies is certainly not the...

maritime-sector

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...

Should women work night shifts in factories and other industrial areas?

Should women work night shifts in factories and other industrial areas?

Night shifts generally refer to working hours between 7:00pm to 6:00am. I don’t support night shifts for women for obvious reasons. Women are the central nervous...

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...

UK to Nigerian politicians: Incite election violence, get visa ban

Has Nigeria’s electoral process improved since independence?

The electoral process in Nigeria has actually improved a little over the years. Firstly, technology has been introduced into our electoral process and before one can...

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,...

Again smugglers attack Customs operatives in Ogun, injure 2 

Is extra-judicial killing of suspected smugglers by Customs justified? 

No. There is no law in Nigeria that smugglers should be killed, talk less of a suspect. There is no institution of government that possess the power of prescribing a...

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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...

Nigeria shuts borders again for rescheduled polls

How can Nigerians ensure free and fair elections?

Nigeria can have free and fair elections but it is a collective responsibility on the part of all its citizens. Electoral laws should at least offer equal conditions and...

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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