Stay away from the ports, ANLCA counsels members, others without jobs at seaports


The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has advised its members, freight forwarders as well as the haulage operators to stay away from the Lagos seaports if they don’t have jobs on ground to do.

The National President of ANLCA, Chief Iju Tony Nwabunike who gave this advice in a statement on Monday further advised that any of the port operators visiting the ports this period of restriction of movement should have their company’s identity cards as well as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) port pass.

Nwabunike noted that the NPA had confirmed that their operation and activities were among essential services in Lagos ports.

He recalled that before now, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) had directed full customs personnel presence noting that the implication was that necessary formalities for processing and clearance of cargoes from customs ports were unhindered.

In his words, “It is imperative to reiterate and advice, once again, that only customs brokers, freight forwarders and haulage operators who have jobs on ground that should approach the ports this period of restriction.

“Any of these port operators visiting the ports should have their company identity cards and NPA port pass. I wish to also advise truck operators to adhere to the existing orderly call up system.”

The ANLCA helmsman also advised port operators to abide by all health advice as postulated by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) including washing of hands, usage of gloves, application of hand sanitizers and maintaining social distancing this period and beyond.

“Please be Safe and alive to work tomorrow. Covid 19 is real”, he advised.

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