Category: Opinion

Have you been following the trials of some former top officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)?

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the nation’s apex maritime regulatory and promotional agency. However, the agency has been in the...

Do you think Nigerian borders are adequately policed?

Nigeria borders are not adequately monitored, no doubt but if the borders are porous, who should be blamed?  We need to ask ourselves what are the rules and regulation...

Do you support the collection of N10, 000 vehicle entry permit by NPA from truckers?

Yes we do. In the course of my business as a truck owner, I know if my truck goes out of Lagos to other ports, they pay to enter the ports. So if NPA says they have...

Do you support plans by the Federal Government to scrap the Nigerian Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta State?

On Tuesday January 19, 2016, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi told lawmakers in Abuja that the Federal Government had cancelled the Nigerian Maritime...

Is the maritime sector on track?

We are on track, but it’s just that we are still crawling. There is need for us to strengthen that track so that we can get to where we are heading. When tracks...

What is your take on the introduction of minimum standard for trucks operating at the port by NPA?

It is the best thing that can ever happen to truck operations. What NPA is doing is setting a minimum standard of trucks. We are all suffering from breakdown of trucks...

What do you think of Amaechi as Nigeria’s Transport Minister?

Amaechi is a very nice, humble and honest man. He is the man that people need in the transportation sector. I believe he is the best person for the role as Nigeria’s...

What is your take on the introduction of minimum standard for trucks operating at the port by NPA?

It is the best thing that can ever happen to truck operations. What NPA is doing is setting a minimum standard of trucks. We are all suffering from breakdown of trucks...

What do you think can be done to curtail corrupt practices at the ports?

  Corruption is systemic, endemic and entrenched in our system and one of the ways to combat it is to get people sensitized on the evils of corruption. The bane of...

Will you like to work in the shipping sector?

In this edition of Layman Page, Lydia Ojarikre went to town to ask average Nigerians what they think about working in the shipping sector. You will certainly find their...

Is Customs N1trillion revenue target for 2016 realistic?

The N1trillion target is ridiculous. How can they generate that with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forex restriction which has resulted in reduced importation and...

What is your take on the recent directive by the Customs CG that all officers’ declare their assets?

We believe that most of these customs officers are corrupt, so I believe the directive that they should declare their assets would help curtail some of their tendencies...