NPA to eject squatters from Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday served a final quit notice to squatters lodging and operating illegally within the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa.

LPC Port Manager, Nasir Anas Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the warning became necessary due to the security challenges bedeviling the country.

According to Mohammed, the port remains a security facility and cannot accommodate all, especially those without legitimate business.

Mohammed said, “Like we mentioned sometimes back, recent security assessments revealed the presence of some squatters and some other unauthorised persons, who, for one reason or the other, found their way into the port.

“Now, we have identified them and what they are doing. Some of them claim to be responsible for providing services to some of our sister agencies in the port.

“So, for that reason, we have written to our sister agencies inside the port, drawing attention to the fact that such persons are not acceptable to remain inside the port.

“We have written to the Immigration, we have written to the Controller of Customs, Apapa Port.

“We have written to the Area Commander and the DPO of Apapa Port as well, drawing attention to the existence of some of these persons, who in some cases harbour around their offices.,” he said.

Mohammed added that a combined team of agencies operating at the port would carry out the ejection of the squatters.

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