Dissatisfied by the spate of extortion of truckers and agents in Apapa over the years, Apapa port chapter of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have called on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to put measure in place to ensure that extortion of stakeholders becomes things of the past while transacting business at the port.
The Apapa port chapter of the Association expressed their grievances when they visited the Port Manager, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Lagos Port Operations, Mrs. Bola Olotu on Thursday, saying there is allege corruption within the truck call up system operated by the agency.
The Chairman of chapter who led the delegation, Mr. Dom Obi alleged that extortion of truckers and stakeholders is a major factor that has hampered the NPA call up system. The chairman urged the Port Manager to take action on the Llilypond Transit Park and ensure that there is easy movement of trucks to and out of the park.
Addressing the delegate, the NPA Port Manager, Mrs Bolanle Olotu said NPA has come up with a systematic process that will stop the bad eggs who are destroying the call up system.
The Lillypond Transit Park, it would be recalled was shut down late last year as a result of clash between the police and truck drivers over allegation of extortion. NPA however reopened the Park recently and stakeholders look forward to seamless movement of trucks in and out of the park.