The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) are important agencies at the border and entry points in the country and have no doubt experienced a down turn in the dispensation of their regulatory functions with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria. Flowing from the increasing spread of the pandemic in the country and in a bid to curb its spread, various government agencies have released guidelines and policies to help control and manage the current situation.
The NPA is not left out, as it also released a press statement that conforms with the COVID-19 Regulations signed by the President of Nigeria, Mohammed Buhari on the 30th of March, 2020. Although no such press statement or guidelines has emanated from the NCS as at the time of this write-up, the fact remains that the NCS will be saddled with the responsibility of carrying out some of the laid down guidelines already put in place by the Federal Government of Nigeria to control the spread of COVID-19. This write-up seeks to highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, on the Nigerian Port Authority and related government agencies.