BY EJIKE EJIKE, Abuja
The Nigerian Shippers’Council is seeking
collaboration with the Ports Health Service to tackle delays and corruption at the ports.
Speaking at the office of the Ports Health
Service in Abuja, the executive secretary,
Nigeria Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello,
said corruption and delays would be addressed with the implementation of the provisions in the Nigerian Port Process Manual (NPPM).
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo launched
the NPPM on Dec. 9, 2020 in Abuja during the International Anticorruption Day.
It is a collection of processes taken
from the Standard Operating Procedures of stakeholders in the port sector aimed at improving operations, service
timelines, efficiency and accountability at the ports.
He also said the cost of port operations in Nigeria could be reduced by over
35 percent when standard operation procedures contained in the NPPM
were fully implemented