The Federal Government has frowned at terminal operators not complying with the payment of the Practitioners Operating Fees, POF.
The Director, Press & Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe in a statement on Friday, said the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made the disclosure during his three-day fact-finding tour at Onne Port, Rivers State, to ascertain why the port was not performing at a maximum capacity.
The POF is a fee introduced by the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria. It mandates a consignee to pay the fees on a container before it leaves the port.
The minister warned that such actions by terminal operators would no longer be tolerated.
Sambo expressed the government’s determination to reposition the Onne port to maximise its hugh potential in export and import trades.