Category: Issues in the news

Do you think the creation of another taskforce by the Lagos State Government will solve the traffic problem in Apapa?

Task force will not solve the problem we have on the access roads. Taskforce will only work for three weeks after which they will start collecting bribes from trucks and...

Do you support the Federal Government’s directive banning the use of camouflage uniform by paramilitary agencies including Customs operatives?

The ban is unreasonable. If they say the camouflage is being abused, don’t they have a way of checkmating officers for abuses?  Will they throw away the water...

How can government stop the frequent fall of tankers on our highways?

As it is done in developed countries, the government should build a special lane for heavy duty tankers to ply. I say this because most Nigerian roads are not built for...

Do you support the collection of practitioners’ operating fees by CRFFN?

No. The government’s position is simple. Every other thing they are doing now is ‘four leprous fingers’ which cannot carry anything. If the government has...

What is your view about the just concluded 2015 Maritime Cup competition?

To the best of my knowledge the organizers have tried and they can still do more. The competition has become a ritual that has cultivated friendly relationships between...

Do you support review of the rice policy?

I am in support of review in as much as our local manufacturers cannot produce the rice that will satisfy our local consumption. So there is need for us to also continue...

What’s the lasting solution to the endemic fuel scarcity we face in the country?

The reason for the scarcity is obvious. We are not refining our crude here in Nigeria. The incoming government should look into the subsidy regime, you know we have...

How can government curtail the harassment of clearing agents by police?

The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has a lot to do if the will is there. Unfortunately, it appears the will to really assist the agents is not there. All they need to do...

What are your expectations of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, for the maritime industry?

In the face of dwindling oil revenue, the government of General Muhammadu Buhari should open up the economy by first having a maritime policy. The maritime policy must...

What do you think of the federal government’s approval of the implementation of ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET)?

The Common External Tariff unifies all tariff structures within the ECOWAS sub-region, which means they will now fall within the same rates in the region. But I...

Should the maritime industry have its own ministry?

Definitely, that is how it should be because we have Ministry of Aviation and some other Ministries that do not add to the GDP of the country. So, I agree that the...

How has port concession fared, eight years after?

Concessioning is very good. It is one of the best reforms handled by the federal government that Nigerians are benefiting from. The reform eases clearance of goods at...

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