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Nigeria Customs Destroys Poultry worth 17.6 million Naira.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Western Marine Command has again destroyed poultry products worth  N17.6 million naira in a foiled smuggling attempt recently.

The poultry products were intercepted along the Badagry waterways and Ibeche  axis.

This comes on the heels of the closure of land borders by the Federal Government of Nigeria to curb the nefarious activities of smugglers, terrorism and insurgency besieging the country.

The Area Commander of the Command, Comptroller Boniliya Binga said: “ If they are not tired of losing their money, we are not tired of destroying it.”

“Better look for a better thing to do with your money than to smuggle in products that are not supposed to be brought into this country.

“Better for you take your money look for a legitimate business, if you don’t have any, we have a enough lands for you to farm if you have no other legitimate business to do."

According to reports this is the second time in a week the Command is intercepting and destroying smugg…

NPA Affirms Commitment to Revitalize Eastern Ports

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reinstated the Authority’s commitment to the optimal utilisation of Eastern Ports. This is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administrations Ease of Doing Business Policy.

Speaking while hosting members of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc committee on Ports and Habours at the Marina, Lagos head office of the NPA on Tuesday, Bala Usman said the management of NPA was working with all relevant stakeholders towards tackling the challenges that hamper patronage of the Ports.

She enumerated issues that discourage vessel owners from patronising the Eastern Ports to include: the level of insecurity on the waterways, shallow depths which hinders the movement of big vessels as well as the problems of poor access roads and rail linkages to Ports in these areas.

On the issues of draft limitations, Bala Usman explained that following the approval of the contract by the Federal Executive Council last year, dr…