The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Maritime Police Command,
Alkali Baba Usama on Thursday paid a working visit to the National Headquarters of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), in Apapa, Lagos.
The working visit was in continuation of his effort to meet with the critical stakeholders with a view to ensuring responsible partnership in the general security and safety of the ports, people and the environs.
It is on record that NAGAFF has been exceptionally the most responsible partners of
the various Government Agencies and parasatals detailed to oversee ports
operations and management. You will recall that the Comptroller General
of Customs, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, the
Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council and the Director General
of Standards Organisation of Nigeria had earlier paid similar official
visit to NAGAFF Headquarters.
The AIG was presented with various matters connected to corruption in the ports, access in and out of
the ports and various breaches of Ports Orders. Others issuea raised at the meeting included the
ongoing harassment, intimidation and extortion of money from the
practitioners along the city road of Lagos by various agents of Government
in the course of our duty.
Moreso, the incessant blocking of containers through the shipping companies manifest by unauthorized Government Agencies.
All National Officers, Chapter Executives and NAGAFF members were in attentance, including freight forwarders and agents from sister associations.