The President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria has applauded the recently recovered $14,000 by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) from Ship Inspection Officials at the Nigerian ports.
Recall that the Executive Secretary of Shippers’ Council Barrister Hassan Bello, last week revealed that the recovery was made in a bid to stop the embarrassment and extortion of ship captains during inspection of vessels by government agencies.
Noting that such bribery gives Nigeria a bad image in global maritime space, Mrs Ezeoke stressed that the interventions of the Nigerian Shippers Council is laudable and will boost the confidence of vessel operators on the relevant Nigerian agencies.
She added that this achievement is coming barely 3 months after the implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual – NPPM, where the NSC was appointed the Lead Coordinator.
Commenting further, she stated that this development is inline with the Federal Government’s policy on “Ease of Doing Business” which will boost trade, and make Nigeria more attractive for businesses.
The WISTA-Nigeria President expressed delight that this will also encourage WISTA members in their shipping and trade businesses.
In another development, Ezeoke has also commended the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on the recent appointment of 4 new General Managers and 8 new Assistant General Managers, stating that it will motivate the workforce.
Mrs Ezeoke posited that this move by the management of NPA will ignite the hope of others who believe they are due for promotion, even as they work diligently on their respective duties.
She added that this act by the Management will remove frustration from the workforce and stagnation of officers who have been on a grade level for so long.
Recall that Mrs Eunice Ezeoke retired in February 2020 from NPA as the AGM Tarrif and Billing after putting in 35 years of meritorious service.