Shippers’ Council’s CTN can curb criminal activities- Kura,AIG Marine Command

L-R: CSP Agbolade Oshodi; SP Agwom Ishaku, OC General Investigation, NPF; Alh. Abubakar Mohammed, Deputy Director, Standard Service Division of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council; Mrs Ijeaku Ego, Assistant Director, Stakeholder Service Division, NSC; Muhammad Uba Kura, Assistant Inspector General, Marine Command, NPF; Chief C.C. Agu, Director, Consumer Affairs Department, NSC; Mr C.C. Akujobi, Deputy Director, Stakeholder Service Division, NSC; and DSP Lekan Faniyi, Public Relations Officer, NPF.

Revival of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), an initiative of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), can help check criminal activities regarding movement of cargo, Mohammed Kura, the new Assistant General of Police (AIG) in charge of Marine Command, has said.

The Cargo Tracking Note, is also known as Advance Cargo Declaration System, a global initiative to monitor and verify cargo on transit from the port of origin to the port of destination.

The AIG Marine Command made the statement while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Shipper’s Council on a courtesy visit to his office on Friday.

The NSC delegation led by the Director, Consumer Affairs Department, Chief Cajetan  Agu, went to congratulate the  AIG Marine Command on his appointment and importantly, to enlighten him on the NSC’s activities as Port Economic Regulator.

Agu highlighted the Council’s roles in ensuring Ease of Doing Business in the Maritime Industry, some of which include freight forwarders rate negotiation, recovering monies from imposed charges and enforcement, amongst others.

In his remarks, AIG Kura assured the NSC of the full support of the Nigerian Police Force to the operations of the Council where the police are needed.

He said the Nigerian Police is positioned to fight and reduce to the barest minimum, the activities of criminals who make the mistake of operating anywhere within the coverage area of the Marine Command.

Agu, urged the AIG to visit the ES/CEO at NSC Head Quarters to further cement the relationship between the Council and the Maritime Police, while the AIG guaranteed the cooperation of the Police Force whenever needed by NSC.

AIG Muhammad Uba Kura, was a Former Police Commissioner at Nigerian Port Authority before being elevated to the position of AIG Marine Command.