Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA and the Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, are to collaborate on revenue generation at the seaports.
This was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Lagos by the General Manager, Public Affairs of NPA, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu.
The statement said the Managing Director of the NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi, and the Comptroller-General of Customs retired Col. Hameed Ali, resolved to work as partners in progress.
It said that Abdullahi assured the customs boss of operational efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery at the nation’s ports.
According to the statement, the NPA managing director said the cooperation between both organisations will reduce vessel turnaround time and lower cargo dwell time.
Abdullahi said that this would in turn reduce the cost of doing business at the ports.
It quotes the managing director as saying that since 2006, the concession regime had increased activities at the ports.
The statement said Abdullahi also called for collaboration between both agencies in ensuring proper security at the ports.
It added that the managing director appealed to officers and men of the NCS to support the new customs boss in ensuring the success of his tenure.
According to the statement, the comptroller-general had earlier solicited the support and cooperation of the NPA to ensure improved performance and help the service in generating revenue.

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