NIPC, NSC Partner to Promote Transport Infrastructure Projects

By October 9, 2020 NEWS

Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) will partner to promote the development of transport infrastructure projects in the country, including the Ibadan dry port and truck transit parks.

“The Ibadan dry port, an 80,000 TEU capacity port would cost about $100m and a preferred bidder has been selected. We are in the process of making our ports automatic; we need to digitise our ports, make them contactless ports”, said Mr Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, NSC when describing the project.

According to him, the truck transit parks project would allow truck drivers to take breaks and get basic supplies during long trips. “It will have modern facilities for the servicing and repairs of haulage vehicles”, he said.

On her part, Executive Secretary/CEO, NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku acknowledged the importance of transport infrastructure projects and the catalysing effect they can have on the economy. She stated that NIPC will partner NSC to advance the development of transport infrastructure projects, noting that NIPC’s mandate is largely advocacy. “NIPC acts as a conduit for connecting investors and government agencies”, she said.

Both Chief Executives agreed that synergy is required between their agencies and indeed all agencies of government to facilitate investments in the country.

Source: NIPC