• Goods Clearing at Ports: Woos Customs, Others on Better Synergy Ag. MD, NPA, Mohammed Bello=Koko     The Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has called... NPA Solicits Senate Intervention over Gridlock on Ports Access Roads

• Goods Clearing at Ports: Woos Customs, Others on Better Synergy

Ag. MD, NPA, Mohammed Bello=Koko

 

 

The Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has called for the timely intervention of the Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation on efforts to end the perennial traffic gridlock plaguing vehicular activities along the Ports access roads.

Bello-Koko who made the call while addressing members of the Committee led by Senator Theodore Orji, on a visit to the NPA, in line with their oversight responsibility, called for better synergy between the Authority , the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other agencies of government involved in the examination and clearance of cargo,

According to Bello Koko, the Authority has created the enabling environment for a well-structured inter-modal system for seamless connectivity of the water ways, rail and road transportation, to foster improved service delivery as well as increase in revenue to the nation’s purse.

He noted that the various reforms rolled out by the Federal Government have had a significant positive impact on Port productivity, stressing that the dividends are evident in the areas of reduced cargo dwell time, improvement in cargo throughput, ship turn-around time and drastic reduction in security incidents within and around the Port environs.

While expressing the appreciation of the Authority to the lawmakers for their visit, Bello-Koko assured that NPA would work tirelessly at ensuring the sustenance of service excellence across the nations Ports.

He however restated the commitment of the current Management to enthrone international standards and best practice in the handling of ships and cargo in all seaports in the country.

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Earlier, the Chairman of ithe Committee, Senator Theodore Orji stated that the Committee would work collaboratively with the NPA Management with the view to resolve all bottlenecks militating against ease of doing business at the Ports.