The Federal Government is profiling state and non-state actors as it works to tackle illegalities on the corridors leading to Nigeria’s seaports.
This was disclosed when the Coordinator-General of the Port Standing Task Team (PSTT), Moses Fadipe met with the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), and the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigerian (MWUN) at the Nigerian Shippers’ Council headquarters in Lagos.
A statement from the PSTT’s Head of Public Relations, Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju disclosed that some persons pose as NARTO workers to extort money on the port corridors.
In his response, the Executive Secretary of NARTO, Ogbogo Aloga, said the collection of money on the port corridors was illegal.
He appealed to the PSTT to address illegalities along Mile 2, Tin Can, and Liverpool areas of the corridor.
NARTO President, Yusuf Lawal said there was a need for collaboration among all the agencies working in the ports.
He further stated that the transport sector of the maritime industry is currently going through a tough time.
On his part, the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Adewale Adeyanju expressed the readiness of the union to support the PSTT in ensuring the successful curbing of illegalities at the ports.