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FG Terminates INTELS Pilotage Contract with NPAThe Federal Government has directed Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to cancel the pilotage monitoring agreement it has with Intels Nigeria Limited.

Under the agreement, the integrated logistics provider guides ships coming into the ports and leaving for safety purposes.

Recall that Intels has carried out these services for NPA for many years now, a situation which several maritime stakeholders have lampooned as absurd.

With the agreement, Intels collects charges on behalf of the NPA from shipowners for the job in which it also receives 28 per cent commission from what it collects.

But in a letter from the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Managing Director of the NPA, Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman was directed to terminal the contract.

In the letter said to be dated September 27, the attorney general described the agreement as illegal, moreso with the introduction of Treasury Single Account (TSA) by the present…

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