Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), paid a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday July 10th, 2019 in Abuja.
The visit was led by the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr. Hassan Bello who was joined by representatives of Maersk logistics company a longtime partner of the NSC.
In his opening speech, the ES said Nigerian Shippers’ Council has engaged with Max-Line and other shipping companies whose contribution has helped in the diversification of Nigeria’s economy. He also called on the representative of the Maersk logistics company to express their interest and what they are willing to take away from the visit.
The Maersk representative stated that they would like to look at ways to improve the safety of Nigeria’s waterways and how we can work together to boost Nigeria’s economy through water transportation.
Responding to the statements, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Sabiu Zakari who received and addressed the agenda of the visit, confirmed the support and commitments of the federal government to the transportation and maritime industry.
He said the federal government is planning to merge some units in the transportation industry to give the public single access to the industry. He further stated that, the FG has signed a contract to ensure safety in water transportation for export and importation of goods into the country.
The Secretary also added that the federal government has put in place some equipment that will help to prevent sea attack and robbery of ships that come into the country which helps to reduce insurance investment of the ship owners.