The Nigerian Ports Authority has ordered terminal operators to stop the arbitrary increment in port charges.
NPA managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman issued the directive while receiving industry award from Portgist
TVC News Correspondent, Ifunanya Eze reports that it was an occasion to endorse and commend her commitment to Nigeria’s ports reform.
Port users and traders in the maritime domain re-echoed the long standing complaint about the high cost of doing business in the nation’s seaports.
While acknowledging their concerns and the repeated calls for the review of the ports concession agreement, the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman underscored her determination to ensure that the country’s seaports become competitive.
Usman said terminal operators must respect rules of engagement.
She further cautioned terminal operators against the practice of taking cargoes to bonded terminals without the importers’ consent.