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Transportation Minister directs NPA to achieve 48-hour cargo clearance

Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi with the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi during the Minister’s visit to the NPA Headquarters, Lagos

 The Minister of Transport,
Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday directed the management of Nigerian Ports Authority,
NPA, to work towards achieving 48 hours cargo clearance.

 Amaechi gave the directive when
he visited the headquarters of the Ports Authority  in Lagos.
The Minister stated that he had
promised President Muhammadu Buhari that he would ensure Nigerian ports
achieved 48 hours cargo clearance target.

He said, “Other countries
operating maritime industry are achieving 48 hours cargo clearance, so Nigeria
is not an exemption.
“I believe in transparency and
hard work. We should endeavour to do what people are expecting us to do.
“I will inform the public about
the activities of the maritime industry to make sure you do what people will
like to know,’’ the minister said.
 Also speaking, the Managing
Director of NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi, said the agency had made great strides
in its efforts in managing the affairs of the Nigerian ports in the last three

“When we take you round the
ports, you will be able to see the developments at Lagos ports. We have two of
the ports in Lagos while the remaining four are outside Lagos.
“NPA is one of the oldest
parastatals in the country and is still maintaining its status and statutory
obligations as directed by the Federal Government,’’ Abdullahi said.
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