|Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi|
Governing Board, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) led by the Chairman, Mai Mala
Buni on a courtesy call to his office, Abuja.
that the problem has persisted over the years due to the fact that what the
country has as ports can best be described as River ports, emphasising that
they neither have the depth nor the capacity to berth large Ships.
that with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to build Deep Seaports at
Bonny and Warri, Importers from Aba, Onitsha or Port Harcourt would no longer
have business importing cargoes through Apapa Ports thereby saving man-hours
wasted trying to clear goods and transport to its final destinations.
and stakeholders involved in port operations to deliver on their
responsibilities. The no consequences for failing to deliver on assignments has
further compounded the problems at the ports.
federal government has concluded plans to build Deep Seaports at Bonny in
Rivers State, Warri in Delta State and Lekki in Lagos State to reduce the
gridlock witnessed on Apapa Wharf road,” he said.
Chairman of the Governing Board, Hon. Buni, commended the Minister for the
support given to the Board, promising that it will formulate policies that
would not only help NSC to fulfill its statutory role but diversify the
economy, create employment and uplift the standard of living of the people.
Congress (APC) National Secretary further lauded the Minister for restructuring
the organizational structure of Nigerian Shippers’ Council from five to seven
for efficient management.
commendation for the review of salary structure of the agency which has
resulted in motivating the staff for efficient job performance,” he said.
confronting the NSC, Buni appealed to the Minister to assist the Board earn the
strong political support required to have unfettered access to the ports and
other establishments to carry out its statutory functions.