The Federal Government has been urged to roll out punishments for members of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) for the association’s resistance to the commencement of the collection of Practitioners’ operating Fees (POF) at the nation’s ports.
President of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Jean-Louis Ekra has called on African leaders to develop mechanisms to mobilize domestic resources to support investment and development of export and trade-related infrastructure said.
Indications have emerged that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buahri wants to quicken the delivery of the multi-billion naira Lekki Port project as government is set to pay the counterpart fund of $117 million. Former president Goodluck Jonathan was said to have down played the payment.
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The Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Peter Obi has said that President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to overhaul the nation’s seaports with a view to finding out why the ports were not functioning effectively despite huge investment by the federal government in the sector in the recent years.
The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) received accolades from President Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) at a reception hosted in their honour by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum.
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has reminded its members of the consequences of engaging in cutting corners in the course of transacting their businesses at the Customs port with a view to reducing duty payable on their consignments.
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has said that the Lekki Deep Seaport project was an example of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) success story that would transform Nigeria economy into global recognition.
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has called on the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) to do away with the provision in its regulation that allow foreigners to practice as freight forwarders in the country.
Leading maritime lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Atoyebi has said that Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos “clearly acted without jurisdiction” in ruling on a stay of execution application filed by the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) in a matter between the association and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). Atoyebi said Buba’s ruling will not stand.
The Chairman, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Ijora/Lillypond Chapter, Rev. Emmanuel Agubanze has faulted the federal government’s decision to employ the services of the established foreign auto manufacturing companies to develop the auto industry in Nigeria.