Finally, Customs Deploys Cargo Scanners At Lagos, Onne Seaports


After months of delay, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has deployed cargo scanners at the Apapa and Tin-Can and Onne seaports.

This was sequel to so much uproar by stakeholders especially clearing agents and importers.

The deployment of the scanners comes over one year after the federal government procured scanners for the service to fasttrack cargo evacuation from the ports.

The non-usage of the cargo scanners by Customs, according to stakeholders, have hindered the federal government’s ease of doing business policy and increase the huge cost of doing business at the nation’s ports.

However, LEADERSHIP gathered that the Customs has fully deployed the usage of the scanners at the various seaports across the country.

Speaking, an authoritative source reliably informed LEADERSHIP that the Customs Service has deployed the scanners at Tin-Can Island and Apapa ports.

According to the source, who craved anonymity because he’s not authorised to speak, said 150 containers were…

Source: Leadership Newspaper