Lack of scanners major cause of congestion at nation’s ports — Reps

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By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja

House of Representatives has said that the major cause of congestion at the nation’s ports especially Apapa and Tin Can Island in Lagos was the lack of scanners and other electronic devices.

The House regretted that in 21st century, the Nigerian Customs Service was till in analog mode. 
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Adopting a motion presented by Hon. Leke Abejide from Kogi State at Thursday plenary under matters of urgent public importance on the need to reconcile the Committee on Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme (CISS) and Adani Mega Systems Ltd, a Service Provider/Vendor for screening service infrastructure,  the House said it will increase the financial inflow of the country.

Moving the motion earlier, Abejide said “At the moment, Nigeria Customs Service still remains in the analogue era of conducting 100% physical examination which in itself is a…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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