FG Tackles Extortion on Lagos Ports Corridors

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Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President-General Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria(Left) in warm handshake with Mr. Moses Fadipe, National Coordinator Port Standing Task Team , during a meeting at the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Headquarters, Lagos

…As .Port Standing  Task Team Seeks Collaboration with MWUN, NARTO

 

The Coordinator General, Port Standing Task Team (PSTT), set up by the Federal Government  to check all acts of corruption  at the Nigerian seaports and their access roads ,Mr. Moses Fadipe, has said that the illegalities on the Nigerian   porst corridors are being tackled as a lot of state and non-state actors are currently being profiled.

 

Fadipe who  said this during a meeting held at the Nigerian Shippers’ council headquarters in Lagos  disclosed that some persons pose as NARTO workers to extort money on the port corridors .

 

According to him, . for the ports corridors to be freed, the team needs to work with the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigerian (MWUN).

 

In his response, the Executive Secretary, NARTO, Mr. Ogbogo Aloga, said anyone collecting money on the port corridors is involved in an illegal act. He appealed to the PSTT to address illegalities along Mile 2, Tin Can and Liverpool.

 

NARTO President, Yusuf Lawal said there is need for collaboration amongst all agencies working in the ports.

 

He further stated that the transport sector of the maritime industry is currently going through a tough time.

 

Also, speaking at the meeting, the President-General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, expressed the readiness of the Union to support the team to ensure successful curbing of illegalities at the port.