As part of efforts to enhance the ease of doing business in airfreight sector and to achieve seamless trade, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has strengthened its synergy with Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum to achieve a common goal of promoting seamless trade and creating enabling business environment.
The Executive Secretary of NSC, Hon. Emmanuel Jime struck this synergy when the President of Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum, Mr. Toyin Onifade led his members on a courtesy visit to the NSC’s Headquarters in Lagos, yesterday.
The NSC boss said that the Council is statutorily established to protect the interest of shippers, adding that the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum is essential to this fundamental responsibility.
“I have had thorough briefing about the activities of Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum. I understand that the Forum has, expectedly, played a key role in airfreight matters. As Port Economic Regulator, NSC wants business to be done seamlessly in both the seaports and airports in the country”, he said.
Jime also emphasized the need to ensure proper packaging of exports for various international markets while assuring the team of the Council’s support for their operations.
The ASF President, who appreciated the Council for receiving his team, unveiled plans to launch a manual which would provide guidelines for stakeholders in airfreight businesses in the country.
Onifade maintained that the maritime sector can conveniently generate more than five hundred thousand employment opportunities, even as he argued that airfreight is cheaper than conveyance of goods by roads.
He, however, called for enlightenment campaigns by relevant government agencies, opining that this would get shippers attuned to the benefits of airfreight.
It may be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum have jointly organized series of workshops and interactions for stakeholders on topical issues on exports and airfreight business in the country.
This information was disseminated today via a press release signed by the Head of Public Relations at NSC, Mrs. Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju.