Category: Issues in the news

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Trucks-on-Apapa-Road

Has the NPA truck call- up system at Lilypond been effective?

Yes it is working because since it has been implemented, there is free movement and access into Lilypond without any harassment by security agencies.    ...

cargo scanner

Do you support that scanning operations at port be concessioned to private operators?

The concessionaires were in charge of our scanning units before eventual takeover by Nigeria Customs Service few years ago. Though the takeoff was encouraging but we had...

Nigeria Air

Should government abandon Nigeria Air project?

It is not a wise decision if the government wants to do so, looking at the benefits that could come out from such project in terms of employment opportunity, and the...