NPA suspends Export receipts at Lagos ports

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Daniel Terungwa

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the suspension of export receipts at the Lagos Ports Complex, the Tin Can Island Port and all satellite truck parks for two weeks.  

 In a press statement signed by the Assistant General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications Division, NPA, Mr Ibrahim Nasiru, the 14-day suspension which will take effect from Monday 22 March 2021, is part of efforts by the authority to improve access into, and service delivery at the Lagos Ports Complex, and Tin Can Island Port.

According to NPA, the development became necessary due to the need for consultations with export cargo stakeholders, and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on the harmonisation of procedures required of owners of their category of cargo.

“Stakeholders should please note that this suspension does not affect export refrigerated cargo and trucks whose operators have secured call up tickets as at Friday March 19, 2021.

“All other segments of port users are enjoined to continue carrying on their businesses by using the designated truck parks and booking for access into the ports on the Eto platform,” NPA noted.

The Authority also appreciated all stakeholders for their support towards the success of Eto since its inception on 27 February, 2021 and sought continued support in the determination to end truck congestion on access roads into the ports and to improve service delivery.

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