Export cargoes barred from Lagos ports for two weeks - NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman

Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has introduced that export cargoes have been barred from Lagos ports for 2 weeks.


Talking in an interview on Radio Now 95.three FM, Hadiza stated the brand new directive which turned essential to stopping parking on port entry roads, is efficient from Monday March 22. 


She stated; 


“All export cargoes for 2 weeks is not going to be allowed entry into the port. 

“We’ve a backlog of over 600 vehicles which have approached the port popping out of their truck parks and are at present in that location inside the port corridors, inside the Lilypond. So we’re suspending all export cargoes.”


The NPA MD additionally disclosed that the suspension will allow consultations with export cargo stakeholders and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on harmonising the procedures required for export.


Hadiza additional said that some exporters contribute to visitors gridlock by approaching the ports with out finishing their documentation. 


She added; 


“This has been a problem for us, the documentation, when it comes to readiness of the terminal operators to obtain them, a few of the certifications they require from supervisory businesses primarily based on the kind of exports that they carry. 

“In addition they have a number of customized certifications and CBN paperwork that they should full.

“Recognising that as an issue, we’ve got invited the export promotion council to affix us this week to satisfy with the big exporters to make them perceive the procedures because it pertains to documentation.

“If any of your paperwork will not be prepared, you have to stay inside your location. Truly, you shouldn’t even begin your journey to the ports.”

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