The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has begun to implement the Executive Order issued by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, which is expected to enable port carry out 24hours operation.
According to a statement obtained by Newsbreak.Ng, the NPA management has freshly banned touting and hawking around the port facilities. Also, clearing agents and motor-boys have been stopped from loitering around the port.
The Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) Centre of the NPA has been directed monitor the movement of illegal vessels while a hybrid of security services – NPA Security, Port Authority Police, Customs and DSS – will be constituted to carry out regular patrols of waterfront, common user areas and terminals.
Security agents operating in the port have been told to always wear identity cards while ensuring their activities comply with the International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.
Moreover, the port is said to be better illuminated while the Tincan Island Port Complex is being fenced to ward off unauthorized access by miscreants.