Elon Musk to Rescue Nigerian Ports from Persistent Server Failures

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For improved port efficiency, faster and reliable internet connectivity, Webb Fontaine, a company responsible for managing the servers of the Nigeria Customs Service, has said that it has commenced moves to partner Starlink, a company owned by Elon Musk.

R-L: The Managing Director, Webb Fontaine Nigeria Limited, Mr. Babalola Ope; the National President, National Council of Managing Director of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), Mr. Lucky Amiwero; and the Customs Customs Area Controller of Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi mni; at the 4th edition of the JournalNG Port Industry Town Hall Meeting, on Thursday.

The Managing Director of the internet providing firm, Mr. Ope Babalola disclosed this on Thursday at a town hall meeting organised by Journalng in Lagos.

He stated that efforts were in top gear for improved ports users’ experience with Internet connectivity at the ports.

Babalola added that the IT firm has a good relationship with the Nigeria Customs Service saying Webb Fontaine has been committed to working for the success of the NCS in its revenue generation drive.

While delivering a paper on the Port Community System (PCS) ,Babalola lauded President Bola Tinubu’s moves to establish a National Single Window (NSW) , which according to him is a laudable step that will benefit the country in many ways

He added that the PCS can run under the single window conveniently targeting port users primarily with a view to achieving better inclusion of all stakeholders in the environment.

Babalola called on stakeholders to support the PCS initiative in furtherance to boost port operations, even as he harped on regularly town hall meeting that will aid trade facilitation and seamless cargo clearance.

While soliciting for balance of trade, the Webb Fortaine boss affirmed that exporters should be encouraged to facilitate trade through seamless operations for cargo movement.

Earlier, the Chairman of the event, Mr. Lucky Amiwero called on the Customs IT service provider, Webb Fontaine to up the ante on its server for effective and smooth cargo clearance.

Amiwero, who is also President, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), appealed to management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to capitalise on training and retraining of officers on cargo clearance procedures and clearance.

He also stressed the need for both Customs and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to collaborate as part of measures to promote seamless trade.

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