By Kenneth Jukpor
As Lagos enters the second week of lockdown, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has responded to the need of freight forwarders by adding Sango-Ota to the five routes currently operated by the Council’s free transport service to and from the ports.
The Council also stressed that it is mindful of the importance of social distancing and has made it mandatory on this free transportation service.
Earlier, in order to ease movement of accredited freight forwarders who have business to conduct at the ports and other port users, Shippers’ Council is providing buses to and from the ports from the following locations:
The Festac (by Apple junction), Okokomaiko (at Alakija under bridge), Surulere (by National Stadium), Oshodi (at Charity bus stop), Ikeja(at Ikeja along bus stop) with take off time at 8am and 5pm from Mondays to Fridays.
The Council revealed this in a press statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Rakiya Zubairu, yesterday.
Assuring that it would continue its role as an upright economic regulator at the ports, the Council noted that terminals are also constantly reminded to put in place containment and preventive measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Recall that last week, Shippers Council held stakeholders engagement on every precaution to ensure the safety and viability of the maritime industry during the lockdown.