Truck operators disrupt port activities over N10,000 certification levy

The Coalition of Port Dry Cargo Transport Operators yesterday disrupted activities at the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa over the proposed N10, 000 annual truck levy by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Members of the union, who rejected the proposed levy, carried placards and barricaded some major roads leading to the premier port.

The placards had inscriptions like: “No to N10, 000 Per Truck Per Annum”; “Yes to Safety Minimum Standard”; “Enough of Levies, Fines and All Forms of Extortions”, and “Dismantle Bottlenecks That Yield Corruption”.

Spokesman of the union, Timothy Anosike, said, “Our demonstration is to notify the stakeholders about our position on the proposed N10, 000 levy by the Nigerian Ports Authority.

“If NPA should go ahead with implementation of the levy, members will have no alternative than to boycott operations,” he said.

Anosike urged NPA to maintain the status quo.

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