Omonibeke ,Managing Director ,Nigerian Ports Authority ,Habib Abdullahi ,World
Bank Leader Mr Emmanuel Henrigoes, and Nigeria’s Ambassador of the World
Trade Organisation in Geneva ,Swizerland ,Ambassador David Adejuwon at the Visit of the World Bank team to NPA Corporate Headquarters
Abdullahi has blamed cumbersome procedures and obsolete legal framework as part of factors militating against efficient cargo clearance in Nigerian ports.
Bank team on support mission to the country, for the implementation of the TFA.
facilities at the Lagos Ports Complex (LPC) and the Tin Can Island Port (TCIP),
with a view to identifying the gap for World Bank intervention.
Information Technology/ support on intermodalism through an enhanced rail
transport system and provision of training needs for the innovations that would
introduce into the system.
of goods in the nation’s seaports would be enhanced and the ports could then
favourably compete with other ports in the world.
with the clearance of goods and trade facilitation to create a synergy through
a single window network.
World Trade Organisation in Geneva, Swizerland, Ambassasdor David Adejuwon,
said the team was in Nigeria in company of World Bank officials to visit border
agencies and solicit for interborder cooperation, harmonisation and mutual
understanding among all stakeholders.
at expediting action on clearance and release of cargo at all entry points so
as to reduce the cost of transactions.
capacity building especially on technical matters.
need for the Authority to improve on its information, communication technology
facility and quality of infrastructure.
Abdukadir, an Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Mikiko Ollison of World
Bank in Abuja, and representatives of the Federal Ministry of Trade and