President of the Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, has
faulted the port concession model presently being operated.
control of the concessionaires.
Nigeria to have people take over from the present terminal operators after the
agreed 25-year agreed period of concession.
just handed over to the private people to run the port.
the time frame that they have been given to operate and then hand over to
nobody has been monitoring them. How many Nigerians are working there, and who
will take over after these 25 years?
does not have anybody to handover to, they will continue. It is like another
kind of colonisation,” Block said.
the port environment were not in good conditions in spite of the port
development levy the NPA collects.
facilities in the port environment are not in good condition.
ones outside the Tin-can Island port gate. All these make the port environment
cannot be in Lagos and be using port at Bauchi, just as those in Onitsha use
the Lagos ports for lower cost and ease.
infrastructure in the ports, leaving others to the terminal operators as
accepted in the concession agreement.
Affairs, said that that they still maintained the common-user facilities and
with great interest to ensure that the ports work well.
the fenders in the port.
undertakes the other developmental operations such as dredging the port channels.
of all common-user facilities and provides security at specific areas of the
port,” Iliya said.