Port Manager, Lagos Ports Complex LPC, Olufunmilayo Olotu (2nd left), Executive Director, Marine & Operations, Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Onari Brown (3rd left) and the United Kingdom Minister for Africa on E-Customs and Wider Trade Facilitation, James Duddridge (4th left) and other stakeholders during a working visit to the LPC, Apapa, Lagos.

The United Kingdom Minister for Africa on e- Customs and wider trade facilitation, James Duddridge, has visited the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA as part of efforts to enhance free flow of trade.

The Minister, who specifically visited the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa, the country’s biggest seaport, said the purpose of the visit was to enhance bilateral trade relations with Nigeria.

Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, who was represented by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Onari Brown assured that the authority and other agencies in shipping industry are doing everything possible to improve free flow of trade, especially between Nigeria and the UK.

It was however gathered that the UK government is leaving no stone unturned in developing new trade frontiers, especially with Africa following the near completion of the Brexit.