NSC reiterates commitment to non-oil export

Written by on May 11, 2022

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has reiterated deepened commitment to the promotion of the country’s non-oil export.

Mr Emmanuel Jime, Executive Secretary, NSC, said this when Dr Ezra Yakusak, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) led a team to visit him on Tuesday in Abuja.

Jime expressed the council’s readiness to partner with the NEPC to ensure compliance of trade rules by exporters and importers in the country.

On the Domestic Export Warehouse (DEW), Jime explained that it was the council’s duty in collaboration with critical agencies to develop the standard operating procedures for the warehouse.

He advocated the usage of the inland dryport as part of the domestic warehouses.

Adding that the council would create a level playing field for ports service providers, users and exporters.

Jime granted the request of Yakusak to assign some officers of the NSC to join the NEPC team in a walk aimed at sensitising Nigerians on the need to massively invest in the non-oil sector on May 13.

Earlier, the NEPC boss commended the NSC’s efforts and collaboration aimed towards repositioning the non-oil sector of the country.

While also commending shippers council for the role they were playing on the DEW project, Yakusat appealed that a desk officer be assigned as liaison on the DEW matters and project. The DEW initiative, when fully implemented, will curb logistic constraints in the non-oil sector.(NAN)

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