Category: Issues in the news

Buhari rejects Nigeria Maritime University bill

Buhari’s second term: What are your expectations for the maritime sector?

In the last four year of his tenure, a lot was expected of him for the sector but nothing was gotten. So now, what do we expect because it is still the same government...

Apapa-gridlock

Will Lilypond Transit Truck Park ease the Apapa gridlock?

Yes it will. The system introduced by NPA is a welcome development and I am happy with this plan to ease gridlock. It is a good initiative which brings orderliness in...

Lilypond Container Terminal

Should NPA convert Lilypond to Truck Terminal?

No because Lilypond is meant for containers and not for truck terminal. It is the first dry port in Nigeria and if the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is thinking of...

Participants' comments on Ships & Ports Table Tennis Tournament 

Participants’ comments on Ships & Ports Table Tennis Tournament 

This competition right from inception has been a remarkable one and will continue to be. It has given all stakeholders in the maritime sector an opportunity to come...

Will the award of maritime security contract to an Israeli firm by NIMASA end criminal acts on Nigerian waters? 

There are two issues here: the award of contract to secure Nigerian waters to an Israeli firm, and whether that decision will bring to an end the criminal acts on...

What should the government do to make eastern ports more viable?

I think the government should be able to liberalise the ports, make it more effective for more ships to come. When you talk about challenge of insecurity, it is the...

CRFFN

Should the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) be scrapped since it has failed to sanitize the industry after over 10 years?

Scrapping it is illegal and abuse of the principle of rule of law. Don’t forget that the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) is a...

maritime-sector

How can women play more active roles in the maritime sector?

In the past, women have always shied away from some value chain in the economic sector that they feel are reserved for men but the situation is different today. I...

Bonded terminal operators condemn examination of export container at ports

Are bonded terminals still relevant in Lagos since most of them have been idle for years?

The reduction in active operations at the bonded terminal is as a result of the current drop in economic activities although we recorded increased activities in the...

Customs seizes 38 vehicles, other goods worth N169.7m

Is it right for Customs to chase smugglers within the city?

The customs are equipped with all the necessary apparatus, including sophisticated arms and ammunitions to collect revenues and combat smuggling at the border posts,...

Nigeria-Customs-Logo

Will improved welfare curb corruption in Customs?

I do not think improved welfare will control corruption in Customs because one cannot treat corruption independently from Nigeria. So if one want to talk of corruption...

Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Shippers' Council, Hassan Bello

What is your view on Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s plan to register importers, agents and port service providers?

Already there is a regulation that is in place for the collection of the fee and what I expect Shippers’ Council (NSC) to do is to work with Council for the Regulation...

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