Executive Order: NPA Implements Single Interface Examination of Goods at Ports

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman weekend announced the immediate implementation of the single interface examination point for cargoes at all ports across the country.
The measure is in conformity with Executive Order 22, Usman said.
With the take-off of this policy, all agencies of government that are required to operate and domicile in the ports, would embark on their activities in the designated locations only.
There will be no other form of examination outside of that single interface, she said in a statement issued by the Principal Manager, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru.
The statement said, “every agency will develop their backend office operations to streamline what they require to support any historical structure they may have, but no agency should operate outside that interface at any of our port terminals.
“All agencies of government that are not domiciled in the ports but are required to provide services should liaise with the lead agency on the modalities to perform their operations when they are required.
“For record purposes, only Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Customs and Excise, Nigerian Immigration Service, Department of State Services (DSS), Port Health, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigerian Police, which were part of the presidential approval in 2011 are permitted to domicile within the ports. All other agencies must come in only when they are required”.
According to the statement, Usman expressed the gratitude of the management of the NPA to all government agencies and stakeholders who have collaborated with the Authority to ensure the implementation of Executive Order 22 ahead of deadline.
She assured that the doors of the Authority were open to receive suggestions or complaints about challenges that are encountered in the implementation of this policy and asks for the continued support of all stakeholders toward repositioning Port operations in Nigeria.

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