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Maritime trade and logistics are Siamese twin, says Dakuku

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…As DG Bags CILT Fellowship award***

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has identified the great link between the maritime sector and logistics,  stressing that everything about trade and development is directly centred on maritime transport and logistics.

Dakuku stated this Tuesday, at the inauguration of Council Members of the Chattered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and investiture of Fellowship awards held in Lagos, during which a NIMASA Director, Maritime Labour Services, and CILT National President, Mr. Jibril Ibrahim honoured industry stakeholders, including Dakuku.

Describing logistics as maritime sector driving force, Dr. Peterside also said his agency was working hard to ensure that Nigeria continued to position itself for optimal benefits from international transport and logistics.

R-L: Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside, Managing Director, Apapa Bulk Terminal Ltd, Capt. Marvin Abe and the Managing Director, Creseda International Ltd, Mr. Jonas Nilsson during the CILT Leadership Impact Programme (CLIP) and the induction of new fellows held in Lagos.

“The maritime sector is all about movement of goods from one point to another and this cannot be done without logistics. This is a confirmation of the fact that everything about trade and development depends solely on logistics”, Dakuku said, saying NIMASA was willing and ready to partner with CILT, as they are very crucial to the growth of the maritime sector.

The DG, who spoke on behalf of other awardees shortly after the investiture of the Fellowship awards, assured the CILT that they would all work together to ensure the quick passage of the Act establishing the CILT, and expressed optimism that the bill would be passed before the end of next year and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The NIMASA Director General commended the leadership of CILT for their commitment to the development of the transportation sector, pledging that the new inductees will ensure that CILT is established on a sound footing in Nigeria and that capacity building of members will be made a priority.

Speaking at the event also, the CILT National President, Mr. Jibril Ibrahim, pledged the commitment of CILT to the growth of the maritime sector in Nigeria.

Ibrahim emphasised the critical role of logistics in the actualisation of a robust maritime sector and promised that the body will continue to partner relevant agencies and stakeholders to make Nigeria’s maritime sector viable and competitive, in genuine pursuant of the advancing gains of inter-agency collaboration, to solve the problem of traffic congestion at the port area.

On his own part, the Director General of the African Centre for Supply Chains, Dr. Obiora Madu, who was Chairman of the occasion, suggested a stronger partnership with the various agencies in the area of capacity building.

Madu noted that the intellectual capacity of the institute was needed in the agencies of government and charged the inductees to bring in their wealth of experience and expertise to assist CILT achieve its aim of realising a viable transportation sector.

The highpoint of the event was the award of Fellowship to deserving industry stakeholders, who have contributed to the growth of the maritime sector.

Among the inductees were Dr. Dakuku; Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman; and Managing Director of Creseda International Limited, Mr. Jonas Nilsson.

 

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

…Pledged collaboration to ensure the transportation sector is professionally driven

The Executives of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA) paid a visit to the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dayo Mobereola (right), receiving a plaque from the President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr Segun Obayendo, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

The executives, led by the President, Mr Segun Obayendo, congratulated the DG on his appointment and pledged to collaborate with the agency in ensuring the transportation sector is professionally driven.

The DG welcomed the association and expressed the Agency’s readiness to partner with CIoTA towards achieving a robust transport sector.

The President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr. Segun Obayendo; the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola; the Executive Director of Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Fatai Adeyemi; and the Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Jibril Abba, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the NIMASA DG, was conferred with a fellowship at the institute.

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has kicked out the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA Managing Director, Muhammed Bello-Koko and replaced him with Dr Abubakar Dantsoho. He also approved the appointment of Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye as Chairman of the NPA Board.

A statement by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the new Managing Director is a core professional and holds a PhD, in Maritime Technology.

“Dr Dantsoho holds a Doctorate in Maritime Technology from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in International Transport from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Dr Abubakar-Dantsoho

“Before his appointment, he had served in various roles in the Nigerian Ports Authority as Assistant General Manager; Technical Assistant to the Managing Director; Port Manager, Onne Port; and Principal Manager, Tariff & Billing”, Ngelale stated, adding:

“Senator Adeyeye, the Board Chairman, is a seasoned lawyer, journalist, and politician,” the statement further said.

Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye

Adeyeye is a former Minister of State for Works and a former Ekiti South Senatorial District senator.

“The President expects the new leadership of this pivotal agency to deploy excellence in the discharge of their duties to enable efficient port services and improved industry outcomes,” Ajuri Ngelale indicated further.

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has expressed concern over the lack of understanding among some freight forwarders regarding the role of the Enforcement Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Tin Can Port.

In a statement released by NAGAFF Headquarters, the association emphasized that the Enforcement Unit serves as gatekeeper and an intervention force, mandated to police the ports and border stations, acting on intelligence information from the Customs Intelligence Unit, Interpol, and informants.

NAGAFF clarified that the Customs Intelligence Unit operates effectively, bursting revenue crimes in customs ports, and encouraged freight forwarders to report any corruption or observations to the appropriate authorities.

Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The association advised freight forwarders to maintain professional standards, ensuring genuine declaration of imports and exports for customs purposes, as non-disclosure is an offence against customs laws, leading to seizure and prosecution.

NAGAFF assured high response rates from its High Command to protect genuine declarations and compliance, emphasizing that the Comptroller General of Customs and his management team will not tolerate any corrupt acts.

The statement was signed by Dr Clement Iwegbuna, NPS, NAGAFF Hqtrs, and forwarded to the Comptroller General of Customs, DCG Enforcement, and DCG T&T Hqtrs for their information and records.

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