Category: Opinion

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...

Lagos-port

Why is it difficult to achieve single window in Nigeria?

Single window is new to us. Countries who have dominated this industry are 100 or 200 years or more with technologies. We, most of the time borrow technology and buy...

President Muhammadu Buhari

How will you rate President Buhari’s 100 days in office?

I will score the President high for tackling insecurity, anti-corruption and reviving the economy. President Buhari has surpassed expectations through improvements in...

Lagos-port

Do you think the FG directive on Ease of Doing Business at the port has been effective three years after?

To some extent it has not been effective. One still hear of multiple officers conducting examinations at port. Customs alone has multiple points from two to four and...

Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail’ll ready in June

What are your expectations from Amaechi’s second term as transport minister?

Amaechi in his first tenure did satisfactorily well. From the report I have heard and the news I read in our daily newspapers, I could see that the railways that were...

Nigeria-border

What’s your view of the joint military exercise at Nigeria’s land borders?

To a large extent, it is s a good development for the country if it is to check insecurity. But as it stands, we cannot conclude if it will help check security...

FG to review revenue sharing formula

Do you support President Buhari’s ban on forex for food importation?

First, we must look at what warranted the banning of forex for food importation by President Buhari and in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In the...