One year after: Has border closure achieved desired result?

The initial reason given by the government for closing the land borders was to forestall the…

How can Nigeria curb incessant boat mishaps on its waterways? 

There is a need for the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and the Lagos State Waterways Authority…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Do you support moves by the Standards Organization of Nigeria to return to the port?

I am in support of it because most government agencies not officially assigned to be at…

What is your take on the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as DG of NIMASA?

I am in total support of the appointment of Jamoh as DG of NIMASA. I believe…

Do you think the ban on okada has affected cargo clearance at the port?

It has not because every freight forwarder does not go into the port by okada. We…

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

I do not think that CTN will curb criminal activities in the port. We have tried…

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