Nigeria to attain hub port status in West, Central Africa

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) would advance government's efforts in ensuring that Nigeria attained the hub port status in West and Central Africa, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Thursday.

Tema Port
Tema Port

Osinbajo said this in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, at the launch of the SOPs and the PSSP.

portHe said SOPs and PSSP would not only streamline processes of port operations, but also serve as important instruments in driving economic growth and development of Nigeria.

He said enhanced port administration would significantly make it easier for Nigerian businessmen to import components needed for industrialization.

The vice president said the key component of this administration — Change Agenda — was a development in diversifying to non-oil sector economy to achieve the necessary targets.

Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the formation of a Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, charged with the duty of reforming Nigerian business climate.

He said productivity and competitiveness could be accomplished when government policies were transparent, predictable and friendly to business.

According to him, the present administration remained committed to achieving a legacy and shared responsibility in port developments.

Earlier, Minister of Transportation Chibuike Amaechi said SOPs and PSSP would pave way for openness and transparency in port operations.

The minister said the implementation of SOPs and PSSP would serve as tools for compliance and setting standards for assessing compliance in a transparent manner. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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