The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, has called for more collaboration between NSC and the Nigerian Institute of Social & Economic Research (NISER) in the areas of research and capacity building.
Bello, who was represented by the Director, Strategy Planning & Research, Mr. Philip Eduwa made this call during a courtesy call on the Director- General, NISER, Dr. Gbadebo Smith in Ibadan, recently.
Bello said collaborations with NISER was vital for NSC’s dry port projects.
‘‘The Inland Dry Ports are currently at different stages of construction. The procurement of the proposed Ibadan Inland Dry at Olorisa-Oko, Moniya, Ibadan is now at the concluding stage.
“While these projects will certainly impact on the economies of the various catchment areas, collaboration with NISER by way of evidence- based research and social economic impact of the project is desirable’’, he added.
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council South-West Zone Director, Mr. Glory Onojedo also in the entourage, called on NISER to support the agency in the provision of research studies on Impact Assessment for Ibadan Inland Dry Port.
The Director- General, NISER, Dr. Gbadebo Smith in his response, expressed delight that NSC ‘s Management team visited its institute, stating that NISER over the years had robust working relation with the council and has also trained some personnel from the Strategic Planning & Research Department of the Council.
Smith announced that Shippers’ Council has been included in NISER’s Joint Action Committee to aid information gathering on research -based matters relating to the Council’s regulatory role.
He further said NISER was ready to offer similar training programme to staff of the Council when the need arises.
Dr. Smith stressed that his agency has commenced digitization to allow quick access to information.
Others members of NISER’s management team called for the development of transport infrastructure through research studies and adoption of artificial intelligence to drive the Nigerian economy.
They also pledged to carry out research studies for NSC on Port Economic Regulation while supporting NSC through innovation and capacity building.
While these projects will certainly impact on the economies of the various catchment areas, collaboration with NISER by way of evidence-based research and social-economic impact of the project is desirable’’, he added.
The Director, South-West Zone of NSC, Mr Glory Onojedo called on NISER to support the agency in the provision of research studies on Impact Assessment for Ibadan Inland Dry Port.
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