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Apapa Gridlock Conduit Pipe for Extortion By Taskforce – Survey

Apapa Gridlock Conduit Pipe for Extortion By Taskforce – Survey

Breaking News, Business, Law, Maritime, Port News
Backdropped against the decision by the Lagos State government to institute a joint security task force, it has become apparent that some selfish personnel are taking advantage of their new status to extort the people. As trailers and tankers jostle for space to inch towards the ports or tank farms, a syndicate operating within the "chaotic axis" is busy extorting money from the drivers to pay their way through the logjam. Investigations carried out by Shipping World reveal that drivers pay as much as #50,000 to #100,000 to be allowed to shunt the queue and head straight under escort into the port for business. This often takes place at night when Lagos is asleep. It is not clear if this syndicate has the backing of the authorities in Alausa but there are concerns that the unsav...
Apapa, Tin Can Ports Should be Shut … Hassan Bello.

Apapa, Tin Can Ports Should be Shut … Hassan Bello.

Port News
The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council , Hassan Bello Monday shocked maritime stakeholders when he called on the Federal Government to shut down the Apapa and Tin Can Ports. Bello said both ports have outlived their usefulness and no amount of artificial face lift would return them to their past glory. The Shippers Council helmsman who was contributing to a paper "Ensuring Safe and Secure Waterways Transportation" delivered by Rear Admiral AA Oshinowo at activities to commemorate the World Maritime Day in Lagos Monday said, " if the truth must be told, we all must agree here that these pioneer ports have outlived their usefulness and have been stretched beyond limits. No infrastructural face lift can return them to their peak .What ever we do to them would amount to a was...