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Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaech, Honorable Minister of Transportation, Dr. Simon Lalong Executive Governor, Plateau State Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation Mrs Ify Okolie. Director. North Central Coordinating, Nigerian Shippers Council.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The minister of transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amechi has commissioned a new office complex for the north central zone of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council. The office complex which is for the coordination of all activities of the north central zone is located in Jos.
The minister stated that “The Federal Ministry of Transportation through the Nigerian Shippers’
Council’s activities highlights the benefits of the maritime sector as the best alternative for economic diversification. Let me state categorically that the transportation sector has the potential for employment,
investment and growth of our nation’s international trade”.
He continued “Plateau State is known for solid mineral resources, such as tin, platinum, zinc iron ore and so on. The temperate climate of the state supports certain agricultural produce. These resources need access to
both domestic and international markets. In addition to its other uses,the dry port in Heipang Jos will provide such access. I implore the good people of Plateau State to put it to optimal and beneficial use”.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Eng. Hassan Bello in his address said that “The Nigerian Shippers Council has a dream of building an international resource centre which will cost Fifteen billion (₦15,000,000.000) in Jos. This is a massive but magnificent monument that will include a 5 star Hotel, shopping mall, restaurant, Multipurpose halls, Conference centre (automate) with a capacity of 2,500 people”. The ES continued “This project will be delivered through Public Private Partnership and supported at all times by the NSC. This zone, this state, this city deserves no less than this. I am sure that I will find support from the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Plateau State Government and the private sector”.
The inauguration of the office complex was witnessed by people of different walks of life which included the Governor of Plateau State, the representative of the Gbom gwom Jos, commissioners, civil servants, and staff members of the Federal and State ministries of transportation.