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NDLEA TO NIGERIAN PORTS: "WE ARE MANDATED TO REMAIN IN PORT OPERATIONS."

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Sandra Ukele.

The Nigerian Ports Authority recently issued a directive for the immediate evacuation of some government agencies from the ports.

This action is in line with the order issued by the Acting President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osibanjo on 24-hour port operations in Nigerian gateways. The NPA also seeks ways to reduce the number of agencies involved in processing goods at the ports.

Certain of the agencies allowed to remain port operations include the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),  Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Police Force(NPF), Port Health Authority, NPA and the Department of State Service (DSS).

However, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) is trying hard to stave off the order and continue its operations at the ports. It claims its agents are meant to remain in the ports despite the order.

In a statement signed by its media spokesperson Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju it claims the NPA boss Miss Usman…

24-Hour Port Operations A Possibility ...AMJON Poised To Hold Town Hall Meeting.

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Sandra Ukele
In line withn the executive order issued by the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo on the commencement of 24-hour Port operations, the Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) is set to convene a Town Hall Meeting of all maritime stakeholders at Rockview Hotel Apapa.
The numerous economic potentials of Nigeria’s maritime industry have for long been acknowledged but effort at harnessing and utilizing the acclaimed embedded resources have been elusive owing to policy inconsistencies and lack of commitment at implementing and executing policies to the later.
Only recently, the Federal Government in response to maritime stakeholders’ advocacy push and prompting, Government gave Executive Order to the effect that 24-hour cargo operations commence at the Apapa Port Complex.

To make paper presentations at the meeting are heads of government, captains of industry an d maritime experts.
To deliver the keynote address on "Customs Level of Preparedness Towards…