|LPC Manager, Nasir Mohammed and Controller Immigration Service in charge of Lagos Seaports/Marine Command, Mrs TFA Olayemi|
institute a regular top level meeting among heads of government departments
operating in the port to build synergy and cooperation required for the overall
security and progress of the port.
was stated by the LPC Port Manager, Mr Nasir Anas Mohammed while receiving the
Controller Immigration Service in-charge of Lagos Seaports/Marine Command Mrs.
TFA Olayemi who visited him on courtesy call.
while interacting with the Immigration boss, informed her that with the Apapa
Port serving as an important economic facility for the nation, it was necessary
that a forum is provided for heads of security and other government regulatory
bodies operating in the port to meet regularly and discuss security and other
important issues for the overall interest of the port in particular and the
nation at large.
of agencies that will be attending the meeting, he said, will include those of
the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration Service, Police, Department of
State Security, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the military.
further assuring continuous support to the Immigration boss, the Port Manager
also discussed that the port has been concerned over reports that some security
personnel operating from land and water side have been extorting port users, an
act which he said has continued to give the port a bad name.
therefore requested the Controller to fish out and deal with such bad eggs that
may exist in her department; especially since immigration personnel deal with
captains and sailors who bring vessels to the port.
heads of departments who were with the Port Manager at the occasion include
Engr. S. Ajibola the Chief Port Engineer, Mrs. Irene Ndolisa Head of Public
Affairs and Mr Mcluke Iwuoha, Port Security Officer.
Mrs Olayemi had informed the Port
Manager that the purpose of her visit was to thank the port management for his
support and assistance. She particularly appreciated the office recently
renovated by the port for her staff, saying the gesture has gone a long way to
improve their productivity.
regarding the procedure when handling stowaways found on vessels and solicited
the port to provide her department with adequate screening facility required to
temporarily hold such persons pending their repatriation.
immigration boss who was accompanied on the visit by some of her officers also
presented the Port Manager with a plaque to commemorate the visit.