By Oko Ebuka
CHAIRMAN, EducationandMaritime committee, of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Farinto Kayode, has expressed concern over the influx of foreigners, especially the Lebanese and Indians in the nation’s port activities, thereby crowding out Nigerians in the various opportunities in the sector.
In an exclusive chat with Vanguard Maritime Report, Farinto said that he has written to Mr President suggesting to him about the enactment of an indigenisation act that will enable only the indigenes of the country to operate in the ports’ businesses which can effectively guarantee jobs to Nigerians.
According to him, “I just finished writing a proposal to Mr President on how we should do what is called indigenization? Everybody now is taking over our job. Over 99 per cent of cargo businesses in Nigeria is taken over by Lebanese, by Indians, and nobody is thinking of that.
“If the federal government will come up with a decree…