Council urges incoming government to reposition Nigeria’s maritime sector

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– The Chairman of Port Consultative Council (PCC), Chief Kunle Folarin, on Thursday urged the incoming government to reposition the maritime sector to make more competitive.

Folarin, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos, said that the advice became necessary because a competitive maritime sector could grow the economy.

“To grow the economy from the maritime contribution; to re-engineer the whole maritime sector to be competitive in the region.

“To make sure that all the potentials and the reforms that have been carried over the years within the maritime sector, in particular the port industry, are optimised.
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“A point in case of the concessioning regime, customs reform and so many reforms that are taking place in the maritime sector to position the country to be the leader in the region.

“The maritime sector to be the apex contributor to the economy; the core of the potential is there.

“The and the projects that will deliver on this particular expectation are there.

“So we will write the government to give priority attention has been given to the oil and gas sector to the maritime sector.“

He added that a competitive maritime sector would offer job opportunities and create wealth for Nigerians.

Folarin said that the new government could achieve so much if it focused more on the sector. (NAN)