Category: Opinion

Do you think port users are taking enough safety measures against COVID-19 infection?

Do you think port users are taking enough safety measures against COVID-19 infection?

Not at all. A visit to many of our ports will reveal that many port users are so lackadaisical in the way they are carrying on with their duties at the port. One is...

FG reopens Leventis Bridge

What is the impact of the closure of the Marine Bridge in Apapa on port operation?

The partial closure of Marine Bridge in Apapa has caused untold hardship on Apapa commuters being the only entry and access road to the port community. Recall that the...

FG declares Wednesday June 12 public holiday

June 12: Has democracy benefited Nigerian masses?

It would have been best served and with more benefit to Nigerians if only our leaders are sincere. Democracy by scope is the government entrusted by the people; to serve...

June 12: Has the Nigerian maritime industry made meaningful progress since the return of democracy?

In fairness to the country, Nigeria has made more progress than any other sub-Sahara African country and it is not disputable, but we have not derived much benefits from...

Do you support the reopening of churches and mosques? 

Do you support the reopening of churches and mosques? 

I am in support of it. Religious centres can’t be closed while markets and businesses were opened, that’s double standard. Allowing markets and banks to open...

Have Customs and other government agencies been implementing the Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business at the port?

No they have not been implementing the Executive Order. Customs have been delaying the clearance of cargo thereby making importers accrue more demurrage and storage...

Do you support the importation of herbs from Madagascar to treat COVID-19?

Do you support the importation of herbs from Madagascar to treat COVID-19?

There is everything bad in it for government to order herbal drugs from Madagascar. We should have used our plants which we are blessed with to come up with cure for...

Failed IMO council bid, piracy, Apapa gridlock, secure anchorage brouhaha and other sour grapes of Nigeria’s maritime sector in 2019

How can government reflate the economy using the maritime sector?

Maritime is a service industry and the demand for maritime transport being a derived demand; it’s fortunes and/or misfortunes are inextricably tied to the level of...

Are you satisfied with the conduct of people in states where lockdown has been relaxed?

Are you satisfied with the conduct of people in states where lockdown has been relaxed?

I have a mixed opinion about this, partly because I haven’t been out much since the relaxation, hence I can’t really give a broad take on the level of...

Customs beg FG to end import duty waiver

What’s your view on the increase in benchmark exchange rate for import duty payment?

The decision is uncalled for. It buttressed the insensitivity of the ruling class to the plight of the citizens. A time when government all over the world are...

Do you support the easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja?

Do you support the easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja?

Easing the lockdown under any excuse is not reasonable at a time we continue to post rising infections and deaths from the disease. The government should have devised...

How COVID-19 lockdown has affected our lives

How COVID-19 lockdown has affected our lives

 It has not been an easy one at all. It has been boring and PHCN are making matters worse. Getting food stuffs has not been easy and even the time limit the government...