Port users allege extortion by Lagos State officials

Exporters and Customs agents have drawn a battle line with the Lagos State Wharf Landing Authority over extortion and harassment. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports The wharf landing fees introduced in 2009 by Lagos State government to shore up revenue profile for councils hosting ports has been severely criticised by importers, clearing agents and truckers using the seaports. The fees were introduced by the state under Wharf Landing Fees Law No. 5 of 2009 to check the harmful consequences of trucking activities in the port areas. However, stakeholders said that the N500…

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