Minister of Transportation commends Nigerian Shippers’ Council for Professionalism

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi
 The Minister of Transportation, Mr  Rotimi Amaechi, CON and the Minister of State, Transportation, Senator Sirika were at the corporate  office of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Apapa on a working tour of the ports and agencies under the ministry.
In his address at the occasion, Amaechi commended the management and staff of the organisation for creating an environment that he adjudged to be conducive to ensure efficiency and effective delivery of services.
 He also reiterated that the Council, so far, has demonstrated a high sense of professionalism in his interactions since his assumption of office.
 The Minister further emphasised the need for the Council, like all other agencies, to cut down on its financial expenditure in the coming year, which according to him, is informed by the economic challenges facing the nation.
 In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary/ CEO of the Council, Mr. Hassan Bello commended the Ministers for their commitments to ensuring effectiveness within the Ministry’s parastatals and agencies since their assumption.
Bello also expressed the need for a reconsideration of the budgetary allocation for the Council in 2016 taking into consideration the Council’s role as the Economic Regulator of the Nation’s ports.
 He also called on the Honourable Minister to revitalise all the platforms that would promote synergy among the various agencies of the ministry, with emphasis on the maritime sector bearing in mind the fact that it is expedient for these agencies to work in harmony in order to achieve the Federal Government’s goals and objectives for the industry.