Lockdown: ANLCA awaits new operational guidelines for Lagos seaports

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Following the presidential pronouncement which directed that the Lagos seaports should remain operational even in the face of the 14 days lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and FCT, the National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Chief Iju Tony Nwaunike has assured the members of the association of the efforts by the leadership to receive the approved operational guidelines for the seaport from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) during the lockdown period.

Nwabunike who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos yesterday said that the leadership of ANLCA was in talks with the top management of the NPA in this regard even as he hoped to receive the operational guidelines today.

He informed that while they await further clarifications from the relevant authorities, key executives of the association, including him, would be available to handle any matters that may require the attention of the association either through Phone calls, SMS or WhatsApp messages adding that members could reach him on 08030616133 for immediate response.

According to him, “In line with the latest directive of the President of the Federal of Nigeria, H.E. Mohammed Buhari, GCFR, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, directing the seaports to remain operational in order to continue to handle essential cargo, even during the 14-day lockdown order in Lagos, commencing at 11pm on Monday, March 30, 2020; we want to assure you that I am currently in consultation with Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) top management to receive the approved operational guidelines for this lockdown period. I expect to receive the full guidelines by tomorrow being Monday, 30th of March, 2020.

“As we wait for further clarification, I want to use this medium to inform our members that key executives of the association, including myself, will be available to handle any matters that may require the attention of the association either through Phone calls, SMS or WhatsApp messages. You can reach me on 08030616133 for immediate response.

“Ensure to adhere to all instructions as issued by relevant authorities at this time. Please be safe.”

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