Category: Opinion

Buhari signs oil contract amendment law in London 

What do you about President Buhari signing a Nigerian Law in the UK?

I will say it is wrong because I do not think a President should sign any document meant for his country in another country. I heard people saying President Buhari can...

Shipowners laud NPA for abolishing safe anchorage 

Do you support the cancellation of so-called Secured Anchorage Area by NPA?

  The Nigerian Navy, NIMASA and Marine Police have the statutory responsibility of ensuring safe and secure Nigeria territorial waters. I am aware that the Nigeria...

MAN opposes excise duty on soft drinks

Do you support the Federal Government plan to charge tax on soft drinks?

Charging tax on soft drinks is a good choice for the Federal Government, with both health and fiscal benefits. Soft drinks are the major sources of sugar in the diet,...

2019 Ships & Ports Maritime Cup

Comments on Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition 

It is a nice competitive game and it is quiet enjoyable to watch. The organisers of the competition are doing a great job putting all of these together because I must...

Berger auto dealers deny selling smuggled vehicles

Do you support the imposition of 25% penalty on detained vehicles by Customs?

This is not a levy but penalty on detained vehicles by Customs, which ought to have been seized and condemned for auction in accordance with the Customs and Excise...

Berger auto dealers deny selling smuggled vehicles

Do you support the clampdown by Customs on car marts?

I see the clampdown as a way of exploiting car marts owners because most of them have been charged duties before bringing in the vehicles. Some officials of Customs...

What should NPA do to make the ports more efficient?

So far, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been trying. In my own line of business, which is the trucking business, if the electronic call-up they are proposing is...

toll gates on Nigerian roads

Do you support the plan by Federal Government to return toll gates on Federal roads?

I am not in support of the re-introduction of toll gates in Nigeria, I also read about making it cashless. How can the government make tollgates cashless when there is...

Women in Maritime

What should the Federal Government do to empower women in the maritime industry?

There should be more female involvement in key positions in the maritime industry. It is not just about saying that women should be involved, it is about giving them...

Emefiele

What is your take on the CBN cashless policy?

Personally, I believe the new cashless policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is not encouraging and should be reversed. I mean getting a two percent surcharge all...

pirates robbers

What do you think is the best approach the Federal Government should adopt in addressing maritime security challenges in Nigeria?

Technology is the best approach because you cannot stop what you cannot see. Most times, the ships coming in don’t know where the militants are coming from. But with...

Do you support government’s plan to increase VAT to 7.5%?

At 5 percent, Nigeria has one of the lowest VAT rates in Africa. However, I am not sure that the timing of this proposed increase is the best. People are struggling. For...