Nigeria: Only Workable Inter-Agency Collaboration Will Grow Maritime Industry - Port Council

11 December 2018

THE Port Consultative Council, PCC, has said that without inter-ministerial and inter-agency collaboration amongst institutions in the Nigerian maritime industry, the industry will remain stagnant for a long time.

Speaking at a seminar for maritime journalists, hosted by Maritime Industry Advocacy Initiative, MAIN, a Non- Governmental Organization, the Chairman of PCC, Otunba Kunle Folarin, said that the non-collaborative attitude of supervising ministries and regulatory agencies will continue to deny the industry of potential benefits.

Folarin said that getting the port industry to deliver on its mandate will not be possible until a well coordinated synergy is put in place.

He said that Nigeria is the only country that has not been able to achieve the United Nations 48 hours cargo clearance time. He noted that until the Nigerian port industry is re-structured, reformed and well regulated, the industry will continue go round in circles.

"Until we use the means that link every port user, we will never achieve the 48 hour cargo clearance time.

He stated: "Automation and inter-connectivity of the various agencies in the port industry will not only ease the current confusion but it will also remove the issue of human interface which breed corruption"

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.