By Godwin Oritse
Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has pledged that the board would improve shipping business in the country with the cooperation of the management of the Council.
Buni made the pledge at the inaugural meeting of the board held at the Council’s headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday.
He expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve on the board of the Shippers’ Council while soliciting the cooperation of the Council to enable the board achieve its mandate.
He stated: “The board under my watch will cooperate with the management of the Council to improve shipping business.”
Earlier in his remarks, Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, called on the board to partner with management to realize the objectives of the federal government in the transportation sector. He said that Nigeria’s transportation sector is capable of driving the Nigerian economy, hence the need for the board to be in tandem with the management of the Council to achieve the overall goal of the federal government.
Bello stated: “The country now wants to take advantage of the transport industry as far as infrastructure is concerned and realizing the objectives of the federal government in employment, inclusiveness and opportunities. We believe that the transport industry should drive the economy and I am sure that the board will be in tandem with the overall goal of the federal government.
“We should have had this board meeting long time ago but we welcome it even now, knowing that the progress of this Council will be more if we have the board with us. We are very fortunate with the caliber of people we have on our board and we are going to start work with the board immediately.”