01 August 2013, Lagos – The Federal Government has extended the contract of the six Pre-shipment Inspection Agents, PIAs, for the exportation of petroleum products by one year, even has it has also appointed two monitoring agents to oversee the functions of the six PIAs.
The contract extension which took effect since June 7, 2013, is to run to the same period of next year according to a Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, circular on the issue.
The circular which was signed by Batari Musa, the Director in charge of Trade and Statistics, noted that in “furtherance to the circular ref: TED/FEM/FPC/GEN/01/012 of May 4, 2012 on the appointment of additional Pre-shipment Inspection Agents for oil and gas export under the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS), Authorised Dealers and the general public are hereby informed that the Federal Government has extended the contract for the Pre-shipment Inspection Agents (PUIAs) for a period of twelve (12) months with effect from June 7, 2013.”
According to the circular, while Globalscan Systems Technology Limited is to handle Qua Iboe, Bonny and Pennington terminals, JBIS Intergrated Resources Ltd has been allocated Akpo, Agbami, Erha Bonga and EA terminals and Robinson International Energy Ltd is expected to handle terminals at Yoho, Brass Oyo, Antan, Oso Ebok and Okono respectively.
Similarly, Trobel International Nigeria Ltd is assigned to see exports from Okwori, Okoro, Ukpokiti, Escra vos and Obe terminals, Candid Oil Services Ltd is expected to handle Abo, Usan, Forcados, Tulja, Odudu and Ima while Gulf Inspection Services Ltd is to take charge of exports from all gas terminals.
The two monitoring agents, Messrs Arlington Securitas Ltd and Swede Control Intertek Ltd are to oversee JBIS Intergrated Resources Ltd, Trobel International Nigeria Ltd and Gulf Inspection Services Ltd and Robinson International Energy Ltd, Globalscan Systems Technology Limited and Candid Oil Services Ltd respectively.
The circular directed “all authorised dealers, oil and gas exporters and the general public to take note of the provision of the circular for compliance.”
– Godfrey Bivbere, Vanguard