Category: Opinion

What should be done to curb the influx of substandard products into the country?

Nigeria has groaned under the burden of influx of fake and substandard products into the country resulting to human and material losses. The drugs category is one of the...

Do you think Customs CG, Hameed Ali has done enough so far to restructure the Service?

As far as I am concerned, I have not seen any impact so far. Everything is still as going as usual. I read in the newspaper recently about the flying of containers from...

What is your opinion on the Federal  Government’s plan to audit NIMASA and NPA?

If it’s in line with government policies, there is no harm in doing that because we all know that there have been leakages in the past. So, if it’s for the...

Niger-Delta militant

Do you think the Federal government should dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers to stop the bombing of pipelines in the country?

By OluwatoyinAmao   I think the government should. It’s their land, they exploit them and they should be given incentives or compensation, the Niger Delta people...

What do you think of the 43% hike in Customs duty?

Without mincing any word, it will definitely increase the cost of clearing goods from the port because at the beginning it was on N160 or N180 to the US dollar and now...

Do you think the floating of the naira by Central Bank of Nigeria will enhance the value of the naira and stabilize the economy?

OluwatoyinAmao samples the views of Nigerians on the impact of devaluation of the Naira on the economy.   It would allow qualified banks to have sufficient...

Will the renaming of Lilypond Customs Command to Tin Can 2 Command improve its fortunes?

  Lilypond still remains a command on its own with its controller and other senior officers in place working but the name has now changed from Lilypond Container...

Do you think the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) initiatives will improve cargo clearance at the port?

When the Standard Operating Procedure is implemented, it is going to be like a single window as such where the roles played by various agencies of government and port...

Do you support the development of a new national shipping line?

Part of the move towards local influence in the Nigerian and West African shipping market was the creation of theNigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL), which was set up...

Will you support the return of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to the port?

SON was one of the agencies of government that were domiciled at the port but government saw them as increasing cost of doing business because there were so many...

How has the maritime sector fared under the Buhari administration in the past year?

The performance of the sector can be measured in terms of human resource development, cargo throughput and the level of deployment of resources. We cannot say the reform...

What do you think can be done to curb the increase of pirate attacks and pipeline vandalism in the country?

Piracy off the coast of Nigeria and Pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region are increasing at an alarming rate. A peace deal was signed in 2009 between the Nigerian...