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NPA to partner United Kingdom border force on port security

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is set to partner with the United Kingdom Border Force on port security in order to facilitate legitimate movement of persons and goods at all seaports in the country.

According to the acting Managing Director of NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, the partnership covers security measures, coordination, information sharing and joint operations to check persons or activities that might cause harm to operations and investments.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by NPA General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, Bello-Koko was quoted as saying that the partnership will seek to safeguard shipping and cargo traffic, improve intelligence gathering and deepen revenue from maritime trade.

“The partnership with the UK Border Force is a strategic relationship with long term economic benefits to Nigeria and to Britain,’’’ he said.

The acting MD commended the UK Agency for the good work it was doing to safeguard the economic and national interests of Britain.

He expressed confidence in the partnership to engender efficiency and value for money in all aspects of port businesses in Nigeria.

Bello-Koko noted that the Border Force was a law enforcement agency charged by the UK government to manage immigration and customs checks at all British seaports and airports.

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“The collaboration with the NPA entails the establishment of an Electronic Cargo Targeting System, a Joint Port Control Unit and a Mobile Task Force

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