Category: Opinion

Do you support move by Senators to ban importation of generators?

Do you support move by Senators to ban importation of generators?

I am against the proposed bill to ban the importation, selling and usage of generators by Nigerians. If the bill is passed into law, it would kill small and medium-sized...

SON speaks on online portal hiccups 

Do you support moves by the Standards Organization of Nigeria to return to the port?

I am in support of it because most government agencies not officially assigned to be at the seaports are currently unofficially around or having their operatives...

Are you satisfied with Nigerian government’s response to the Coronavirus disease? https://shipsandports.com.ng/are-you-satisfied-with-nigerian-governments-response-to-the-coronavirus-disease?

Are you satisfied with Nigerian government’s response to the Coronavirus disease?

The Nigerian government to a very large extent hasn’t really showed genuine preparedness towards COVID-19, which is now a global pandemic. I strongly believe the...

Chartered Institute of Transport hails Jamoh’s appointment as NIMASA DG

What is your take on the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as DG of NIMASA?

I am in total support of the appointment of Jamoh as DG of NIMASA. I believe he is an advocate of development of indigenous shipping capacity. Hence, we expect him to...

National-Assembly-Building

Should the National Assembly buy imported cars for its members or be compelled to use locally made vehicles?

As representative of the people, they should be the first patrons of locally made goods. Apart from billionaire business people, captain of industries and top civil...

Is it right for government to prevent Nigerians from carrying out protests over insecurity?

It is not right. It is the sole duty of the government to provide security for its citizens. Every citizen has his/her fundamental right as written in the Constitution....

Do you think the ban on okada has affected cargo clearance at the port?

Do you think the ban on okada has affected cargo clearance at the port?

It has not because every freight forwarder does not go into the port by okada. We Nigerians are very resilient, people immediately found alternatives by using the ban of...

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

I do not think that CTN will curb criminal activities in the port. We have tried CTN years back, and for reasons best known to the regulators, it was discontinued. The...

Stakeholders kick against 0.2% levy on imports from AU countries

Nigerians react to the implementation of 7.5% VAT increase

I know the aim of the Federal Government is to raise revenue but the increment of VAT rate from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent is ill-timed because people are battling with...

FOU impounds 78 vehicles worth N1.9bn in 12 months

Should Customs revert to manual auction of seized vehicles?

Reverting to the old manual method of auctioning seized vehicles is like going back to Egypt, the land of suffering and bondages. It is like taking a step forward and...

Customs suspends fuel supply to border filling stations 

Should the border closure policy be sustained?

It should be sustained because it has really helped checkmate the influx of arms into the country and push citizens back to agriculture. If our border is reopened, our...

Buhari seeks support of Nigerians in fight against corruption

Do you support Buhari’s visa-on-arrival policy for Africans?

There is nothing progressive about this policy as it is not well thought out. Firstly, such a visa-on-arrival policy that portends to open up Nigeria to the rest of...