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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo orders resumption of 24 hour operations at Apapa port

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the resumption of 24-hour operations at the Apapa port and outrightly banned touting by officials or unofficial persons at any port; be it air, land and sea ports in Nigeria.
Prof. Osinbajo had on Thursday signed three Executive Orders dealing with the business environment, local content in public procurement and timely budget submission. The Orders take effect immediately.

The Acting President said in the Order that, ``the Apapa Port shall resume 24-hour operations within 30 days of the issuance of this Order and there shall be no touting whatsoever by official or unofficial persons at any port in Nigeria.’’
According to the directive on port operations, ``on duty staff shall be properly identified by uniform and official cards while off duty staff shall stay away from the ports except with the express approval of the agency head. The FAAN Aviation Security (AVSEC) and Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Security shall enforce this order.’’
To vigorously address the menace of touting at the ports, the Order expressly stipulates that ``all non-official staff shall be removed from the secured areas of airports. No official of FAAN, Immigration, security agency or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) or any other agency is to meet any non-designated dignitary at any secure areas of the airport.’’
The Acting President also directed that the official approved list of dignitaries that have been pre-approved to be received by protocol officers shall be made available to AVSEC and other relevant agencies ahead of their arrival at the airport.
According to the Order, ``any official caught soliciting or receiving bribes from passengers or other port users shall be subject to immediate removal from post and disciplinary as well as criminal proceedings in line with extant laws and regulations.’’
``All relevant MDAs at the airports shall within 30 days of the issuance of this Order merge their respective departure and arrival interfaces into a single customer interface, without prejudice to necessary backend procedures,’’ the Acting President directed.
On the harmonization of activities of agencies operating at the ports, Prof. Osinbajo ordered that ``all agencies currently physically present in Nigerian Ports shall within 60 days harmonise their operations into one single interface station domiciled in one location in the port and implemented by a single joint task force at all times, without prejudice to necessary backend procedures.’’
The new single interface station at each Port, the Order stipulates, ``shall capture, track and record information on all goods arriving and departing from Nigeria and remit captured information to the head of the MDA and the head of the National Bureau of Statistics on a weekly basis.’’
In addition, the Acting President, through the Executive Order, has directed each Port in Nigeria ``to assign an existing export terminal to be dedicated to the exportation of agriculture produce within 30 days of the issuance Order.’’

16 comments:

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Able presidor carry on sir

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Implementation is key. We're watching, because the ports, customs and immigration are cesspools of corruption

Anonymous said...

A good one.

Anonymous said...

I commend this move but more surveillance needs to be given to arms smuggling as they can the night shift for their nefarious acts. I did my IT at the ports.I know what I am taking about

Anonymous said...

Oga Ag President please sanction those at the airports especially, they are a disgrace to this country with the way they open extort bribe and beg for money.

Alpha Male said...

At last!

OSINANL said...

BUT THERE'S NO ROAD THERE NAU

Nnenne George said...

We need him to do more... but he has shown he is more intelligent than his oga..

Anonymous said...

Kudos to our working president... Osibanjo 2019..aninimaous

Mista Short said...

All roads leading to Apapa are quite bad... Can we fix them first?

Anonymous said...

Nice one Presidential Professor of Law. Also ensure they get the leading roads fixed and repair the bad Scanners especially in Apapa Port.

HALLYSCOLLECTIONS on Instagram is a THIEF said...

Fix the roads first

Great said...

Fix road first

Oladiti Opeyemi said...

My able president ride on but I watched it on channels tv 📺 day before yesterday people were complaining about the roads.can you please fix the road sir.

Vivian Reginalds said...

HMM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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