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Govt. Urged To Revisit Quit Order On Multiple Agencies At The Ports.

Posted: Jul 27, 2016 at 5:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Federal Government has been called upon to revisit the quit notice given to some government agencies operating in the nation’s ports, whose activities were seen as a clog on the wheel of efficient ports operations and clearance of cargo due to duplication of duties.


Chief Executive Officer, Ships and Ports Limited and spokesman, Sea Ports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Mr. Bolaji Akinola made this call in an exclusive interview with Independent.

Akinola who was reacting to issue of the activities of multiple government agencies at the ports as a setback to quick clearance of cargoes said: “We hope that the government will revisit the order, the quit notice order to most of the agencies in our ports because there are too many of them, who constitute setback to efficient clearance of cargo at the ports”.

According to him, the Nigerian Customs Service has all it takes to scrutinise goods coming in and out of the nation ports, adding that there was no reason why there should be multiplicity of agencies doing the same job.

“There is no reason why the Nigerian Customs Service cannot effectively take charge of scrutinising the items imported into the country. The Nigerian Customs Service should be empowered to do its job, while most of these government agencies who duplicate what customs is doing, should be made to leave the system,” Akinola advised.