Export Cargoes Barred From Lagos Ports For 2 Weeks – NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman

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Export cargoes will not be allowed access into the Lagos for two weeks, the Managing Director of Nigeria Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has announced.

Speaking an interview on Radio Now 95.3 FM, Hadiza said the new directive which became to preventing parking on port access roads, is effective Monday March 22.

She said;

“All export cargoes for two weeks will not be allowed access into the port.

“We have a backlog of over 600 trucks have approached the port coming out of their truck parks and are currently location within the port corridors, within the Lilypond. So we are suspending all export cargoes.”

The NPA MD also disclosed the suspension will enable consultations with export and the Nigerian Export Council (NEPC) on harmonising the procedures required for export.

Hadiza stated some exporters contribute to gridlock by approaching the without completing their .

She added;

“This has been a challenge for us, the , terms of readiness of the terminal operators to receive them, some of the certifications they require supervisory agencies based on the type of exports that they carry.

“They also have several custom certifications and documents that they need to complete.

“Recognising that as a problem, we have invited the export council to join us this week to meet with the large exporters to make them understand the procedures as it relates to .

“If any of your documents are not ready, yyou remain within your location. Actually, you shouldn’t even start your journey to the .”