Maritime Stakeholders Appeal For Higher Appointment For Retired Shippers Council Boss, Hassan Bello

Hassan Bello (Third from right) in group photo with maritime stakeholders during the event….

LAGOS JULY 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Stakeholders in the Maritime industry have appealed to the Federal Government to offer  the immediate past Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barrister Hassan Bello a higher appointment.

Recall that Freight forwarding association and other maritime industry stakeholders on Monday, converged  at Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos to honour Mr Hassan Bello, for excellent performance while in office.

The  National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) who put together the event  bestowed .the  honour of  the Grand Patron of NAGAFF on the outgoing Shipper’s Council Boss,

The event attracted key freight forwarders, customs brokers, truck owners from seven different associations and other organisations who called on the federal government to consider as a matter of national interest the need to begin to reward those who performed excellently while serving the country in their various capacity.

Speaking at the event, founder of NAGAFF and Chief Host of the event, Boniface Aniebonam while pouring encomium outgoing Nigeria Shippers Council Boss observed that though Bello has retired, he should be considered for higher appointment of Minister of Transport  as successor of Mr Rotimi Amaechi  because of his performance during his eight years service..

 Aniebonam who disclosed  that Bello was honoured not just because of his excellent performance but also humility described Bello as a man who offered his best to ensure the development of the industry,  stressing that though he has retired, he was not tired.

President of NAGAFF, Chief Increase Uche,  in his welcome address said Bello is being celebrated after his eight  years of meritorious  service as Executive Secretary of  NSC for others in government service in the maritime industry to take emulate him and offer their best.

Uche pointed out that the narrative in the shipping industry changed as far as arbitrary shipping charges by multinational service providers and terminal operators were concerned when Bello was appointed as Executive Secretary of the NSC.

 Described Bello as a detribalized Nigerian who was full of humility and courage to deliver while in service mainatined that though Bello has now retired, he was not tired and should be considered for other bigger position to serve the country.

The President of ANLCA, Iju Tony Nwabunike, added that Bello was not tired and should be appointed to head the Nigerian Transport Commission (NTC) once it is given an assent by the President .

 According to him, Bello was able to respond to letters and started addressing issues referred to them by consumers of shipping services.

 In addition,  the Secretary General of the National Council of Managing Directors of Customs Agents (NCMDCA), Chief Festus Ukwu, said he was impressed by the role played by Bello during the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure that goods were cleared at the ports.

 According to him, the former NSC CEO apart from providing buses also made sure that customs agents were safe while clearing their goods at the ports during the pandemic.

In his acceptance speech, Bello thanked all for the honour bestowed on him, adding that  that he has always believed that public office holders should keep an open door policy.

 While appealing to maritime  stakeholders to give the same level of support to the present Executive Secretary of the Council, Barr Emmanuel Jime who succeeded him, he pointed out  that he has always believed in stakeholders engagement which assisted the industry.

 Hassan Bello dscribed  Jime  as someone who is  well equipped to deliver in his new position having worked in the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) which promotes export like the shipping sector.

 Proudly MAJAN

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