Completion of Inland Dry Ports is our priority – Says new Shippers’ Council boss

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(By Udeme Clement):

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime, has said that the present management will ensure completion of Inland Dry Ports (IDPs), Vehicle Areas,(VTAs) Border Information Centers (BICs) and other projects, which his predecessor, Hassan Bello embarked upon.

Hon Jime stated this at the just concluded Federal Ministry of Transportation 2020 Ministerial Retreat, held at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.

The NSC boss, who presented the report of Council’s àctivitiies from 2019 to 2020, said that the agency as Port Economic Regulator has ensured effective regulation at the nation’s ports.

He commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for the retreat, stating that the initiative provided a unique opportunity for the Maritime Agencies and top officials of the Ministry of Transportation to cross-fertilise ideas on projects for elevation of the maritime sector in Nigeria.

He assured that NSC would not relent in its effort at ensuring seamless transactions at the nation’s ports.

Other agencies present at the retreat were the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and top officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

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