Lagos government orders bonded terminals to relocate within 21 days
•Tasks accountants on ‘Smart Lagos’
Lagos State government has given 21 days ultimatum to bonded terminals in Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun area of the state to vacate their locations.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye disclosed this yesterday after a closed door meeting with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi and owners of the terminals.
A bonded terminal is a facility approved by the Nigeria Customs Service for the temporary storage of imported goods until the duties have been paid, or the goods have been released.
Ogunleye also gave trailers parked on various streets within Ajegunle and Olodi Apapa to vacate the streets within 48 hours.
The commissioner said the bonded terminals were located in areas that were designated for residential purposes, adding that their operations were also in conflict with the state’s Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law.
Companies affected by the deadline include Don Climax Bonded Terminals, which has three of the sealed sites, and Queena Bonded Terminals.
Meanwhile, the government has charged accountants to upgrade their skills and knowledge of project management.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye, represented by the Accountant General of the state, Mrs. Abimbola Shukrat Umar, gave the advice yesterday at the 8th Annual Public Lecture of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).