04 July 2021 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, NEPZA, says it is ready to open multiple partnerships with the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, to scale-up the Federal Government’s non-oil sector deliverables for the Citizens.
The Managing Director of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba stated this in a congratulatory message to the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Emmanuel Jime.
Mr Emmanuel Jime, was at a time Managing Director of NEPZA and two-term member of the House of Representatives representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State between 2007 and 2015.
Prof. Adesoji Adesugba said he looked forward to working closely with him through multiple partnerships to realise the lofty agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari on the non-oil sector of the economy.
“It is with great excitement and pleasure to congratulate you on your appointment as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a joyful occasion for us and all your associates and your appointment is no doubt a validation of your proven records of national service as a two-term lawmaker and an astute administrator having also served as the Managing Director/CEO of NEPZA, a position I currently occupy’’, Prof. Adesugba stated.
According to the Managing Director of NEPZA, Mr Jime’s appointment is also a testimony to his continuous relevance as a patriot who still has a lot to contribute to national development.
He explained that as the Head of the Council, he has returned to manage another critical sub-sector of national economy whose importance is now amplified due to the African Continental Free Trade Area.
“As your agency also regulates dry port operations in Nigeria, we have unique opportunities to collaborate for development of the various value chains of the economy and bridge economic infrastructural deficit facing the nation’’ He stressed
He therefore on behalf of the management, staff and the entire workforce of NEPZA congratulated Mr Emmanuel Jime for a well-deserved appointment and wished him well in the new national assignment.