Nigerian government loses about N6 billion monthly, due to low activity and the
redundant state of the Lilypond Off-dock Terminal, an inland port in Lagos.
the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, explained that the
terminal had for a long time not provided services near its 15,000 TEUs (20 ft.
terminal are currently redundant.
businesses in that environment would die and government would also suffer huge
Waivers summoned the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed
Ali, who is a retired colonel.
for lifting the restriction on rice importation through land borders.
Aliero (APC, Kebbi), who decried the decision by the customs boss.
arguing that the action could undermine local production of rice.
at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos, warned against corrupt practices by
customs operatives, shippers (importers and exporters) and customs agents.
least five years without an option of fine.
from the ports within 48 hours if there were no falsification in declaration of
assignment, he would ensure that all acts of cutting corners by some importers
and agents were stopped.
complained about by freight forwarders.
of the NCS demanded more outstations in Iyana Sashi and Ikorodu (Lagos State);
Lokoja (Kogi) and Odo, Shaki in Oyo State.
requested water patrol crafts, including medium-sized boats and high-speed
outboard engines, to boost anti- smuggling operations.
seizures to the base and other utility vehicles for outstations.
accommodation for customs operatives in the outstations, who currently lived in
rented apartments, which he described as “risky to their lives.’’
promotion would henceforth be done twice every year, adding that officers and
men of the service would not stay at a post beyond three years.
(NPA) urged Canadian firms to invest in Nigerian ports and take advantage of
numerous investment opportunities in Nigeria.
made the call while receiving the Canadian Deputy High Commissioner in his
office in Lagos.
interest in Green Field port development and capacity building in