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ANLCA raises alarm  over  looming port congestion. 


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The National  President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Mr. Tony Iju Nwabunike has warned against congestion in the nation’s seaports due to the consequences of post #endsars protest across  the country.

The ANLCA boss said that the entire country is in a confused state, hence the need for the group to put its house in order  before the congestion becomes an issue.

Nwabunike also disclosed that he has been meeting with Chapter Chairmen of the association across the nation via Zoom to harmonise the influx of cargoes and work out strategies to move against the looming congestion.

He explained the situation is a general one as every port in the country is affected by the situation.

Nwabunike further stated that the association will also engage the federal government over the looming port congestion at the appropriate time, adding that the government is currently in disarray.
His words, “We are always meeting via Zoom, discussing and trying with Chapter Chairmen to find a way out of the looming port congestion.

“We enumerate these problems and moving into the various ports to ascertain the level of influx of cargoes into these ports so as to find ways of averting a port congestion crisis.

“i will give a much clearer report because the whole situation is a general one as it is all over the country.
”As I am receiving reports from Kano, I am also receiving reports from Calabar, Warri, Port-Harcourt and Lagos because last week, no work was done by any clearing agent.

“We will definitely engage government on this matter, but now we cannot open discussion with government because the government is currently in total disarray as all the Ministers and the heads of government agencies have been directed to go to their villages.

“We need to give government some time because we also need to be prepared and gather whatever information we need to discuss with them.”, the ANLCA top chief declared.

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