As stakeholders mount pressure on the Nigerian Ports Authority to urgently review its concession agreement with Terminal Operators, helmsman of NPA, Mohammad Bello Koko has come out with a clean bill of health for concessionaires. Said Bello Koko; The concession agreement has rules of engagement, there are clauses where we are empowered to withdraw licenses, but you have to follow due process. So far we haven't found any infringement by any of the Terminal Operators to warrant the withdrawal of such Licenses ', he declared in an Exclusively Interview with Shipping World Magazine. Mr Bello Koko's vote of confidence is coming amid concerns by the Minister of Transportation , Engr Muazu Sambo, that the Concession agreement entered into between the NPA and Terminal Operators over a decade ...
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers' Council ( NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime has said all outstanding issues in the Full Business Case( FBC) and the Concessionaire agreement that would drive the development Ibadan Inland Dry Port have been resolved
Jime, made the declaration when he led the agency's Management team on a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Seyi Makinde at the Government House, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He commended the State Government for the pivotal role it has played towards the actualisation of Ibadan Inland Dry port, revealing that the host state has agreed to provide necessary infrastructure that would assist the successful take-off of the project; a critical one being a link road from the entra...
PICTURES OF THE COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIA PORT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL TO NIGERIAN SHIPPERS' COUNCIL, HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS
Patrick Ezedimbu Secretary, Nigeria Port Consultative Council,
Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council and Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council
Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council with Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council
Dr. Ikanna Nwosu, member, Nigeria Port Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council presenting plaque to Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council
Alh Tahir Idris, Director, Legal Services, Nigerian Shippers' Council,Otunba Kunle Folar...
The League of MARITIME Editors and Publishers has unequivocally condemned the invasion of some shipping companies by officials of the Federal Committee on Compition and Consumer Protection.
The officials aided by heavily armed police and army personnel, invaded the premises of shipping companies via COSCO , HULLBLYTH, OMA/CGM, LANSAL and HAPOD LYOD and unleashed mayhem on the company and its staff.
Reports have it that personal effects of the staff such as phones were seized by the government officials while the staff were held hostage for hours.
The harsh action must be roundly condemned by all well meaning Nigerians.
Though we are not against government officials exercising their statutory responsibilities but such acts must be done responsibly.
We believe that lai...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Jime, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, brings his wealth of experience to the new role having distinguished himself in several public offices.
He was at a time Managing Director at the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) and a two-term member of the House of Representatives representing Makurdi/Guma Federal constituency between 2007 and 2015.
He was also Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly from 1992 to 1993.
“The appointment is for a renew...
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele
Non-compliance by shipping lines to the directive by the Federal Government that all export goods leaving the country should carry Nigerian Export Proceeds (NXP) numbers was the focus of discussions during a meeting recently convened by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Chairing the virtual meeting, CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, stated that the Apex bank, following a directive by the Federal Government to audit shipping companies to ensure that the all shipping documents carry the NXP number, discovered that several shipping companies were wanting and this non-compliance would attract strict sanctions.
Speaking on the issue, the Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, said Shipper's Co...
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shipper's Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, along with some directors today, paid a working visit to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in his office in Alausa.
CEO of the Nigerian Shipper's Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello
The ES/CEO disclosed that the purpose of the meeting was to brief the governor on some key issues like multimodal approach to cargo delivery & evacuation, 24-hour Port Operations, Digitalisation of the Port and Traffic Management. He emphasised the importance of synergy and coordination further stressing that provision of infrastructure must be prioritised. According to the ES, “if infrastructure is not coordinated or integrated, very little progress will be made”.
Commending both Lagos State and the Fede...
Executive Secretary and CEO, Hassan Bello
Mearsk Line Nigeria Ltd has bowed to pressure and reversed an earlier introduction of peak season charge. The reversal followed an intervention by Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council. In a statement in Lagos, Mearsk Line said it has instructed its commercial department to suspend the controversial charge effective September 1, 2020. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers Council had protested to the African Union of Shippers Councils on the introduction of the arbitrary charges by Mearsk Line and had asked for its immediate scrapping.
Shipping World magazine can confirm on good authority that in a letter signed by Mearsk Line Nigeria Representative, Lara Lana and addressed to Nigerian Shippers Council, ...
Clearly, the above headline sounds not only a bit disagreeable but to a large extent antithetical for those who are familiar with Hassan Bello in the discharge of his national assignment, in the past one decade or so.
Mr. Hassan Bello
But the casting is deliberate and by no means intended to subtract from an already established fact that the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Hassan Bello remains the beacon of the ports industry development agenda, a master technocrat, avid performer, great initiator and facilitator; with a knack for uncommon strategy and conquest in matters of utmost urgency.
It is in the light of the qualities aforementioned that the headline finds expression, since no nation or strategists appeared to have been able to respond adequ...
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali was again conspicuously absent as heads of maritime agencies met in Lagos, agreeing to set up a timeline for 24 hour port operations. Also absent at the second scheduled monthly meeting which held at the Corporate Headquarters of NIMASA, was the Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom State, Commodore Duja Effedua.
The maiden edition of the monthly meeting was hosted last month by Hassan Bello of the Nigerian Shippers Council. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who spoke with journalists at the end of the meeting on Tuesday said issues bordering on maritime safety and security, port efficiency, inter modal transportation, as well as ...