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Minister to monitor concessionaires’ activities

By Godfrey Bivbere

ABUJA—TRANSPORT Minister, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman, has said the ministry will soon embark on performance audit of activities of concessionaires to determine their efficiency after four years of their operations, even as the minister requested both the terminal operators and the clearing agents to forward position papers to the ministry.

The minister who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen, said he had discussed with the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and ministry officials about operational efficiency.

Suleiman who hosted Executives of Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria, MARAN, said the audit would enable the Federal Government determine whether the concessionaires had added value to ports operations since they took over the terminal management four years ago.

He explained that government had concessioned about 25 terminals across the country, stressing that it is time to look at what is obtainable prior to and after port concession.


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