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NAGAFF makes case for accessibility of TVT by Freight Forwarders

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The Founder of National Association of government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF),  Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has called for the support of government policies irrespective of political leanings or interest.

Dr. Aniebonam who made the call when he received in audience the officials from the Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency who called on him in his office in Apapa – Lagos Nigeria,  enjoined all to come together and build the nation.
He commended the Lagos State Government  for initiating interactions with stakeholders in the Maritime Sector,  intimating them on the new product, Temporary Vehicle Tag(TVT),  it  introduced recently.
The NAGAFF Founder who is also the National Chairman of New Nigeria Peoples’ Party,  further urged the government to ensure the accessibility of the product by the freight forwarders when demanded,  saying that “it is the only way we can get it right.”
Dr Aniebonam used the opportunity to  advised the government to assist in providing good access roads to the ports in Lagos while pledging their continued support to the administration and success of the project.
Earlier,  the National Deputy President of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF),  Fwdr. Simeon Nwonu who received the August Visitors alongside with the Board of Trustee Chairman,  NAGAFF,  Chief Chidiebere Enyelama at the Association’s headquarters, urged government to make their policies effective by ensuring true and thorough enforcement without bias or favour
According Forwarder Nwonu,  ” Government talk from both sides of the mouth because it is on record that after total ban on Okada from Mile 2 – Oshodi – Warf even at the peak of that ban. Shortly after that time,  go to Mile 2,  you will still see more than one thousand Okada, operating carelessly. And I have been asking whether Lagos State has two governments. Why is it like that? Why?
“Because,  if you go to a place like Surulere,  you can’t see Okada. So why is it that  Mile 2 axis,  Oshodi – Mile 2 – Okoko,  Mike 2  – Warf is filled with Okada from the North and nobody is talking till today. And all Okada that they are using are unregistered. So why  must government allow such things?”,  he asked.
On the cost of the Tag,  the DNP appealed to them to do everything possible to ensure the fee was made affordable considering the present situation in the country.
“In the present situation of things now,  where there is increase in fuel pump price,  increase in electricity tariff and virtually everything,  that would mean,  adding greater cost and greater burden on Nigerians”,  he concluded.
The NAGAFF National Deputy President had earlier briefed the Founder of this new initiative  called Temporary Vehicle Tag(TVT) which would ensure security and protection of vehicle imported into the country through Sea or Land.
He quoted the Officials from the Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency as saying that the Tag when obtained and put on a vehicle, when stolen even on transit, once the owner comes to their office and present the Tag number, it would be recovered.
Responding,  the Director,  Projects & Planning Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency,  Debola  Debru described the Lagos State government as an inclusive government who would want people to be involved in the project right from the start in order to make them become part of it.
He assured that they would not disappoint NAGAFF with this particular product product hence been mindful of the flaws and procedures  adding,  “You talked of Wharf Landing fees,  we have done a bit of review on it and we have known where the problems are and that’s why this one is done with so much risk that even you don’t have to see anybody .  As you are collecting your receipt,  you are collecting your tag. You don’t need to bribe anybody. It is very seamlessly. Issue of fees have not been concluded”,  he added.
The Agency had already visited some government agencies and  some private organisations including,  Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency(NIMASA), Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents(ANLCA), Five Star, TICT, etc intimating them of this new  development.

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