Clearing agents operating at Joetlim Terminal are spoiling for war with the terminal operator accusing them of insensitivity and plan to re-open the terminal with same faulty equipment that killed their colleague.
Recall that Kennedy, a 46 year old clearing agent and a member of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) was killed on Wednesday afternoon after a container he was positioning for examination fell off the crane and killed him instantly.
However, clearing agents are furious that since the incident happened, the terminal operator haven’t engaged them or their leadership but, are planning to re-open the terminal without replacing the faulty equipment.
It was also gathered that the terminal is planning to bribe their way out of the incident which has led to continued protest by clearing agents who feared the terminal might continue operating with the faulty equipment that killed their colleague.
The terminal operator has also shut out Journalists access to information about the incident as effort to speak with the terminal operator proved abortive as calls placed to one Mr Moses was not answered and text messages sent were also not replied.