27th October, 2010
The National Chairman of the New Nigeria Peopleâ€™s Party, NNPP, Dr. Boniface O.Â Aniebonam has expressed concern about the uneasy calm in the ports in Nigeria as aÂ result of the activities of the National Task Force.
The chieftain of freight forwarders and national leader of the NNPP stated thisÂ during a press briefing recently at the partyâ€™s secretariat in Apapa Lagos.
â€œThe NNPP is worried because of the apprehension of the industry stakeholders whoÂ believe that the operation of the National Task Force will impede the smooth flow ofÂ international trade leading to extortion, delays and duplication of functions of theÂ various security agencies in Nigerian seaports and approved border stations,”Â Aniebonam said.
He stated that adding another agency to the existing ones will no doubt make theÂ 48-hour clearance process almost unachievable.
He urged government to pay attention to the clamour of the stakeholders for aÂ reduction in the number of government agencies in the ports instead of adding toÂ them.