Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Electronic call-up system will decongest Lagos ports: Freight forwarder

“With the electronic call-up system, congestion due to customs and police checkpoints would be addressed.”

• July 21, 2021

A freight forwarder and Managing Director of Widescope International Group, Segun Musa, has called for the creation of lighter terminals for freights to decongest Lagos ports.

Mr Musa, who made the call on Wednesday, said that lighter terminals and an electronic call-up system would decongest the ports.

He advised that other terminals should not be abandoned but used more frequently.

Mr Musa said that with the electronic call-up system, congestion due to customs and police checkpoints would be addressed.

“In freight forwarding, we continue to educate our people that it is an informal sector and we are all trying to make it look formal and trying to make people know their right from their left.

“There is a need for lighter terminals on other corridors.

It is the first measure to decongest the Apapa corridor,” he said.

Mr Musa also advised that the government avoid operating truck parks as a means of decongesting ports, but should encourage private investors to run such parks.

He said that it was not the government’s responsibility to manage parks.

“Rather, they should be privatised with the provision of an enabling environment by the government as well as setting up of standards and guidelines,” he advised.

More from Peoples Gazette

SSS and Igboho's relatives


Igboho: SSS produces 12 Yoruba Nation agitators in court

SSS on Wednesday produced the 12 detained Yoruba Nation agitators accused along with Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, before the Abuja Division Federal High Court.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Governor, Enugu State


Strike: Enugu doctors give Gov. Ugwuanyi conditions

Enugu resident doctors say they have taken a 10-point resolution for implementation by the Enugu government through the teaching hospital authorities.


Niger Republic among Nigeria’s best friends: Buhari

Buhari says the Niger Republic is among Nigeria’s “best friends” in a congratulatory message to its president Mohammed Bazoum on the country’s anniversary.



Attackers killed six in latest Kauru onslaught: Kaduna govt

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned Monday’s attack on Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba in Kauru LGA, leaving six people dead.

SSS Officiers


SSS to probe attack on journalists at Igboho associates’ trial

Overzealous SSS officers had attacked journalists’ in court to report the trial.


Customs intercepts smuggled vehicles, rice in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 13 vehicles, 314 bags of imported rice, and other goods, valued at more than N60 million, in Katsina.