By: Joy Enamuna
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mrs Magdalene Ajani, Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); Mohammed Bello-Koko, Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council; Hon Emmanuel Jime, various commands of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS); Shipping Companies and Terminal Operators ready for the breakfast meeting which is been organised by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) in Lagos.
The breakfast meeting which would be taking place tomorrow 6th July 2023 at Rockview Hotel in Apapa GRA, Lagos, has it theme: “Rehabilitation of Tin Can Island Port, Proffering Workable Solutions.”
Still at the meeting in which MARAN President, Mr Godfey Bivbere, would be delivering the keynote address, the Shippers Council CEO, Emmanuel Jime and Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, President General of MWUN both has confirmed that the topic of discussion at the meeting affects the nation’s economy and solutions must be proffered.
Consequently, the foremost maritime reporters association has concluded plans to host maritime stakeholders to a breakfast meeting to discuss workable solutions to the deplorable state of the port.
President of MARAN, Mr Godfrey Bivbere said the event would also be used to inaugurate the newly elected officials of the association into office.
He also, noted that the association is worried that the collapsed quay apron of the port is already leading to vessels avoiding the Tin Can Port and this would lead to loss of revenue for the federal government.
Others dinitries expected are; the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN); Barge Operators Association of Nigeria; Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), maritime truck owners among others.