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Shippers Council to partner ICS on capacity building

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has expressed its readiness to partner Nigerian Chapter of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers  as part of measures to ensure effective training and capacity development.

Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of  NSC, Hassan Bello,  disclosed this in Lagos when he received the officials of ICS led by the Chairman Capt. S. Olarewaju who paid him a visit.

Bello described the working visit as timely and appropriate, adding that it came at a time when the Ministry of transportation is taking stock to synergize all aspect of shipping.

According to him, “NSC being the economic regulator of the ports has the role of advising government on macro-economic issues as it affects shipping and transportation.”

He explained that in order to achieve that, there is the need for the council to seek knowledge on types of ships, vessels, the configurations and trade routes.

Explaining further, he said ths will  help in advising the government “especially now that Nigerian Shippers Council is the Chairman of the Nigerian Fleet Implementation Committee.”

Earlier, the Chairman of the Institution, Captain S. Olarewaju called for patronage and support from the Council by sponsoring its workforce on short and long term professional and skill development programmes.