By Godfrey Bivbere
THE Nigerian Shippers’ Council. NSC, is in talks with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, to work out modalities for the commencement of the Trailer Transit Park, TTP, intended to be developed across the six geo-political zones on a Public, Private Partnership, PPP, basis.
The meeting, according to the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the NSC, Hassan Bello, is expecting to finalise the modalities for bidding of about three of the projects for which discussion has almost been completed with the respective state governments.
Bello gave the names of the three states where the project is expected to commence as Kogi, Kaduna and one other state.
According to him, “We are holding high level discussion with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission ICRC. In fact, in few weeks from now, we will be having an enlarged meeting or retreat with the ICRC so that we can streamline all the necessary areas to make the PPP project operational.
“The council is also responsible to bring the Trailer Transit Park which we hope one or two will become operational this year. Also, we have already started talking with Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Kogi State government and many more state governments. We are also in talks with the Kaduna State government and we hope that these things which will be done on Public, Private Partnership, PPP, will commence operation soon.”
Speaking further, the NSC boss pointed out that the above, coupled with the Inland Container Depots, ICDs, also across the six geo-political zones of the nation, will help to decongest the seaports.