Insists Navy, NIMASA, statutorily required to secure country’s waters
Shipping companies hail move
Concerned by threat to national security and the cost of doing business at the country’s seaport, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has notified the Nigerian Navy of its decision to dismantle the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA), operated on behalf of the Navy by a private company, OMSL Limited. NPA insisted that the security of the country’s waterways was the statutory responsibility of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Marine Police, and Nigerian Navy, which must all ensure a safe and secure Nigeria territorial waters.
The move by NPA has been hailed by stakeholders in the maritime sector, who claimed the initiative was timely to stave off a financial burde...
By Asu Becks
Mr Victor ONUZURUIKE who is the Director Audit at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency is a Chartered Accountant. He holds an Msc in contemporary accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He also holds an MBA in Maritime Management Technology and an Msc in Transport Studies.
Nicknamed "Mr Chairman" by staff of NIMASA due to his open door policy and the fatherly role he plays at the Agency, Mr Onuzuirike is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation , Associate Member Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Nigeria and Member Institute of Administrative Accounting, London among other globally recognized bodies. He started is working career as an Executive Officer at the Nigerian Legal Aide Council ...
Succour might have come the way of vehicle owners to get back their
seized vehicles courtesy the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs
Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd).
Some of the seized vehicles
The new relief is contained in a Circular No HQ/005, 2019 titled ”
Detention and Seizure of Vehicles” sighted by our Correspondent
The circular which was signed by AOB Fatade, an Assistant Comptroller
General of Customs on behalf of the CG and copied to all DCGs, ACGs,
Area Comptrollers and Unit heads reads.
“The Comptroller General of Customs has directed that henceforth, all
vehicles detained or subject to detention should be allowed to pay the
correct and complete customs duty with 25% penalty levy.”
The statement however gave an exception to alread...
By Sylvanus Ekpo
The Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman yesterday commissioned the remodeled NPA Sports Club at Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos. Other facilities commissioned include the Lawn Tennis and Basketball Courts and Long Jump Pit.
The Managing Director noted that the facilities were in a "total state of dilapidation and dereliction" before the intervention of her Management to salvage the situation.
She said sports was a key factor in workers productivity, hence the need to give the sports complex a facelift.
"The rehabilitation and upgrading of the facility is a further testimony to our avowed belief in Corporate Society Responsibility to our host communities", and called on users of the facility to keep the high standard in a sustainable mann...