Abdullahi calls for tripartite committee on use of Ikorodu terminal

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has called for the establishment of a tripartite committee that will put in place a framework for the effective utilization of the Ikorodu Terminal in Lagos.

Abdullahi made the call yesterday at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal while on a joint inspection of the facility with the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hammed Ali.

He suggested that the committee to comprise of NPA, NCS and the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT), is to be mandated to interface with other stakeholders to work out modalities for the optimal utilization of terminal.

Speaking in the same vein, Ali supported the setting up of a technical committee to develop proposals optimal use of the facility.

He said both NCS and NPA are partners in progress and must work together for the benefits of the country.

Ali directed the NCS Zone A, based in Lagos, to look into how the two large warehouses in Ikorodu, described as the largest in Nigeria could be put to effective use.

Both agency heads emphasized the need for the opening of the waterways through dredging so that importers and exporters can patronize the terminal.

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