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NPA to restrict human access to Western ports


Effective Tuesday, May 21, 2013, only genuine port users with electronic port pass or identification card issued by approved authorities will be given access to ports in Lagos, said Adenike Sonaike, general manager, Western ports of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

According to her, the measure is aimed at checking people’s entrance into the port in line with the provisions of the International Ships and Ports Facilities Security (ISPS) code.

“We have severally warned people who have no business being at the port to desist from coming to the port premises. We will go a step further to ensure that such people do not have access to the port, and anyone who flouts this order will be arrested and prosecuted by security operatives”, she said.

Sonaike, who said that the port is a security area where only authorised persons are allowed to come, added that it is the responsibility of NPA to ensure the safety and security of lives and goods at the ports.

She warned hawkers, miscreants and people who wander aimlessly around the port environment to desist from such acts or risk possible harassment and embarrassment from security operatives.