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NIMASA Downsize Your Workers On Board Vessels ...Committee Warns.

In a bid to extensively implement the Acting President's Executive Order on 24 hour port operations and ease of doing business at the ports an inter-agency and port stakeholders committee has recommended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) reviews the number of its personnel boarding vessels for Port State Control as a means of reducing delays of vessel. The committee also recommended the reduction in the number of other government officials that board vessels calling at the port and elimination of delays caused by the officials before the commencement of ship-discharging activities. The affected officials are men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigerian Ports Authority, Port Health Services, Nigeria Immigration Service and NIMASA. The committee asked the Federal Government to prevail on government agencies operating at the port to develop electronic database of their operations as a means of checking touting and other illegal activities. The committee…