Category: Issues in the news

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...

How can Nigeria avoid becoming a dumping ground as AfCFTA comes into force?

How can Nigeria avoid becoming a dumping ground as AfCFTA comes into force?

Nigeria cannot be a dumping ground for any trade transaction under the AfCFTA agreement. The protocols that provide the guidelines give member countries the power to...

Buhari signs anti-monopoly law

Should Nigeria sign the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement?

It is a shame that we are stepping back from something which will be a historical step taken by African countries by not signing the AfCFTA and as a country, we will be...

Sandra Iwu

Challenges facing female seafarers in Nigeria

Let me use myself as a case study. When I graduated from Federal College of Fishery and Marine Technology, I faced the challenge of securing space for my cadetship. The...

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...