City Business New, 20th April 2020.
The Managements of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has assigned its officers to various shipping companies and terminals to assist in ensuring that all safety and health regulations are strictly complied with.
The development is in view of the importance of the continuation of port operations as essential services “which was highlighted by President Muhammadu Buhari in his address March 29.
Under the leadership of Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer Mr.Hassan Bello, NSC has been engaging with all stakeholders under its purview to ensure that safety and health guidelines are strictly adhered to so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
statement explained that NSC cannot overemphasise the importance of all port users, particularly freightforwarders, “conducting them‐selves responsibly and adhering to health guidelines as they go about their very essential business”.
The statement added: “In a related development, underscoring the importance of port operations, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, had during the daily COVID-19 briefing recently, referred to his conversation with the ES/CEO, in which it was confirmed that some banks had agreed to open for business in the Apapa axis for a limited number of hours in order to facilitate port operations.