Freight forwarders under the union of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency at the nation’s seaports due to difficulties in cargo clearing.

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The Vice President of the association, Dr Kayode Farinto, on Wednesday, tasked the government to do something regarding this before clearing agents took laws into their hands.

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Farinto alleged that freight forwarders lose about N300m on a weekly basis to illegal collection by some members of the Presidential Task Team.

He explained that the illegal collection of money had now got to a point that could be described as the survival of the fittest before a truck could be allowed entrance to the port, as a result of bribery and corruption predominantly present at the ports.