Shippers Council to deploy more buses to Sango, others

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Shippers Council to deploy more buses to Sango, others



Segun Oladipupo

In view of complaints by freight forwarders that the buses provided by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) were not enough to cover places where the agents reside, the Council is set to deploy more buses to cover other routes.

Some of the new routes that may be covered include Sango, Ikorodu and other locations.

The freight forwarders last week complained of lack of enough buses as well as harassment by security agents along the way to where the buses are parked.

In a telephone chat with the Executive S3cretary and Chief Executive Officer (ES/CEO) of the Council, Barrister Hassan Bello yesterday, said there was room for improvement.

He added that the Council has also been in talks with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to inform him on the need to exempt the agents in accessing the port.

Barrister Bello said the Council would look at suitable locations where the buses could be parked for those living in Ogun state for easy access.

Recall that the Council in the wake of the week had provided buses to convey freight forwarders from different locations in the state to the ports as the federal government declared that the ports remain open despite lockdown in some parts of the country.

Recall also that that freight forwarders also complained of harassment in the hands of security agents on the road.

But the Shippers’ Council boss said that It was not possible for any security agent to harass them when they are in the Council’s buses.

He however called on freight forwarders who do not have cargoes to clear to stay away from the ports.

Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele

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