Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) Stops Touts, Hawkers From Ports

Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) Stops Touts, Hawkers From Ports

In agreement when than an Executive Order issued by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA has commenced the implementation of added security protocols in all the sea ports in the country.

By implication, all touts and hawkers are now banned in the harbor, though clearing agents and motor-boys will be stopped from hanging a propos and constituting crowd in the Port.

This is contained in a confirmation made straightforward to the press by the agency very more or less Tuesday.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has according to the assertion, directed full and unexpected flexibility subsequent to the meting out order by all officials of the agency.

As part of the implementation process, the surveillance of illegal vessels doings by Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) Centre and regular patrols of port and common fan areas and terminals by joint security teams has already started.

It was furthermore gathered that all security agencies are conscious thing sensitized gone reference to their specific roles measures for enforcing security in the ports and environs in order to get a synergy surrounded by every one security agencies in apprehension signal security at the ports in lineage considering the International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

According to the announcement, the meting out of NPA has commenced ongoing illumination of harbor common user areas and fencing of Tincan Island Port Complex to ward off unauthorized right of entry by miscreants, though liaising in the by now Lagos State Government for the illumination of harbor admission roads.

Also in heritage as soon as the Executive Order, every security personnel are to display their upon-loyalty cards though upon commitment even if all off-commitment personnel are now totally banned from the ports. A late accrual ID card for staff and retirees back improved features and augmented production mood is plus creature proposed even if the associations for issuing harbor passes and access cards are creature reviewed.

As part of moves to ensure seamless operations at the harbor, a joint patrol team comprising NPA Security, Port Authority Police, Customs and DSS will be constituted to carry vivacious patrol in the Port upon hourly basis. A security operations room will also be conventional to monitor all harbor events.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo earlier this month in an Executive Order directed that the Apapa Port shall resume 24-hour operations within 30 days of the issuance of this Order and there shall be no touting whatsoever by credited or unofficial persons at any harbor in Nigeria.

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