As Nigerian have continued to observed the lockdown order in Lagos and Abuja, the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has appealed to haulage operators/truckers to observe the truck call up system at the port.
The National President of the association, Iju Tony Nwabunike made this appeal in his message to his members and other port users amidst the ongoing lockdown in Lagos and Abuja.
“Whereas, in my message to ANLCA members, I did state that I shall keep you abreast with the extent to which port operations under the Covid19 restrictions will affect us. I also did state that further information shall be available to you upon ANLCA’S consultation with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
“The NPA has confirmed that our operation and activities is among essential services in Lagos ports. As you are aware before now, Comptroller General of Customs has directed full customs personnel presence. Implication is that necessary formalities for processing and clearance of cargoes from customs ports are unhindered.
It is imperative to reiterate and advise, once again, that only customs brokers, freight forwarders and haulage operators who have jobs on the ground that should approach the ports this period of restriction. Any of these port operators visiting the ports should have their company identity cards and NPA port pass.
“I wish to also advise truck operators to adhere to the existing orderly call up system. Don’t forget to abide by all health advice as postulated by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) including washing of hands, usage of gloves; application of hand sanitisers and maintaining social distancing this period and beyond. Please be Safe and alive to work tomorrow”, Nwabunike said.