By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has assured Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), of its commitment to promote export trade as well as open up the State for more investments.
Commissioner in the Ministry, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe made this known when members of the Council paid her a visit at the Ministry’s Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Longe said the present administration is working on various programmes which would improve the activities of shippers and exporters, noting that government is willing to support the growth of the Shippers Association in the State.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola stated that the agency will continue to carry out activities that would encourage more entrepreneurs venture into non-oil exports, noting that it has been organising capacity building programmes to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the State.
Speaking earlier, the Director, South West Zone, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Glory Onojedo said the Council remained committed to the industrial drive of government, calling on the present administration to revisit the Truck Transit Park and the In-land Dry Port proposed to the past administration.
He added that if executed, the projects would reduce carnage on roads, decongest the ports and boost volume of exports from the State.