Port Economic Regulator: Shippers’ Council, DSS to form alliance On Service Delivery

Port Economic Regulator: Shippers’ Council, DSS to form alliance On Service Delivery
The South West Zone, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and the Oyo State Command, Department of State Services (DSS) have accepted to work closer to improve service to stakeholders and customers in the zone and the entire country in general.

Nigerian Shippers Council Director in charge of the South West Zone and National Coordinator, Presidential Port Standing Task Team (PSTT), Mr. Moses Fadipe who led the NSC team in a courtesy visit to DSS, Ibadan, Oyo State Command declared that the visit was intended at creating cordial working relationship with relevant Federal Government Agencies in the South West Geo –political zone to ensure efficient and effective collaboration and service delivery.

Fadipe disclosed that the Federal Government in an attempt to introduce stability at the port and eliminate all corruption indicators and remove the trajectory of issues that always takes place at the nation’s port, the Nigerian Port Process Manual (NPPM) was introduced.

He further briefed the DSS State Director that the Federal Government formed the Port Standing Task Team, a committee which included the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Department of State Service, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Shippers’ Council to monitor and enforce implementation of the NPPM.

He remarked that the Federal Government, in its wisdom, appointed the Nigerian Shippers Council, the Port Economic Regulator, as the lead agency in the PSTT.

The Director (SWZ)/Coordinator of PSTT informed the gathering that since the inception of the task team, none of his personnel has been found wanting in any fraudulent activities and since there are massive national economic infrastructure going on at the hinterland, he felt that his first point of call is to pay homage to the Department of State Service, Ibadan.

The State Director, DSS, Mr. John Margima,while speaking, thanked the Director (SWZ)/ National Coordinator PSTT for his decision to visit his office. He stated that his office doors are open to the Director (SWZ)/National Coordinator for any assistance.

Margima further said that Nigerian Shippers’ Council will enjoy working with the Department of State Service as they are available in Oyo State, being their centre of coordination, and the Council will not have any issue with them. He added that the Service’s door remains open for deliberations at any time.

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