AIG Maritime, Ibrahim Kaoje orders immediate release of detained cargoes in ports

AIG Maritime, Ibrahim Kaoje orders immediate release of detained cargoes in ports

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Maritime, Police command headquarters, Lagos, Ibrahim Sanni Kaoje has directed the release of all consignments unduly detained

He gave the directive when he paid a working visit to the Western Port Police command headquarters in Apapa, Lagos, yesterday.

AIG Kaoje also told all importers and agents whose consignments are held in the port to hasten up their clearance forthwith.

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He however quipped that except such a cargo is under suspicion and needed to be investigated.

He added that he is working to make sure that port operations is not disrupted and to clear the port of cargo congestion , even as he called on those who hide under the guise of Police alerts to move their cargoes from the ports for efficient utilisation of the terminals spaces.

He added that in the event that any cargo is said be under police alert, the AIG asked that such importer should report to the appropriate authority for immediate action.

Earlier, he called on police operatives to embrace discipline in their areas of jurisdiction especially as elections approach.

According to him, police is the best job ever even as he admonished the officers and men of the command not to pursue quick money, saying money would come at the right time.

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Also speaking, the Western Port Police Commissioner, CP Jonathan Towuru promised that the command would henceforth police the Maritime space like never before

On Ease of Doing Business, the commissioner restated the commitment of the command to ensure seamless clearance of cargo for efficient turnaround time in cargo clearing.

Earlier, he told the visiting AIG how the command had been refurbished within his short period as commissioner of port at the seaports.

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