Category: Opinion

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...

What do you think of the constant shift in implementation date of the 35 per cent levy on imported used vehicles?

It shows the President is being human and he is listening to the people because he sees that people have not really accepted it fully. That is a sign of good leadership....

Should government review the waiver regime granted some manufacturing companies?

Over the years that government has been granting waivers, Customs have been meeting their revenue target. Also, we should know that no economy will grow without...

Are you satisfied with moves by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to stop intercepting containers on the highways from March 2015?

We know what was obtainable at the port before the exit of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the other government agencies. We know what they want and that is...

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...

How do you feel being enrolled into the NPA Pension Scheme since you were retired in 2006?

Here we are today, everything has been normalised and we thank the management .We are looking for more and more good things from NPA because we know that we still have a...

What is your opinion about the Award given to ANLCA by WCO?

The award given to the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and World Customs Organisation (WCO) was a well deserved award and don’t forget that it...

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