By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Executive Secretary Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has blamed the high cost of doing business in the country on failure of Infrastructure.
Bello, who made the assertion during a routine visit to some shipping companies in Apapa, explained that the high cost of doing business in the country have not been as a result of increase in charges by providers of shipping companies, but as a result of disruption and distortion by failed infrastructure.
He admitted that though the roads are not in good condition, the government is doing everything possible to remove the bottlenecks hindering the ease of doing business at the ports.
“We know there are lot of problems responsible for the high cost of doing business in Nigeria ports, but there is no formal increase by providers of shipping service neither the terminals, nor shipping companies or even the government institutions have raised charges, but the charges we are having is as a result of disruption and distortion by the failure of infrastructure, the roads are just not good now, we admit but government is doing very serious thing about this.