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NARTO threatens showdown over wharf landing fee

By Godwin Oritse

Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, and Association of Fish Suppliers of Nigeria, AFISUN, truck drivers, have vowed not to pay the wharf landing fees through a government agency.

They also decried what they termed unrealistic demands made by the government agent and urged the state government to intervene so as not to frustrate its revenue generation.

Stakeholders had vehemently opposed the introduction of Wharf Landing Fee but were forced to accept it after it was passed into law by the Lagos State Government.

NARTO’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Gowon, told Vanguard that the state’s collecting agent made unrealistic demands, such as the name, content, weight, size of every vessel that comes into the port and other information outside the agent’s jurisdiction and purview of the law, before the sale of manual tickets.


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