LAGOS, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says it will hold a dialogue session on the roadmap for the transformation of the nation’s maritime sector.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Segun Alabi, Corporate Communications Manager, LCCI, on Monday in Lagos.
According to the statement, the event, which is in partnership with the Financial Derivatives Company, is to ensure effective port operations.
It said that the forum slated for Oct. 21 in Lagos would proffer solutions to myriads of problems militating against the growth of the sector.
It said that reports from the LCCI Maritime Ports Researchers showed that improved port operations were necessary for the development of the non-oil sector.
It added that growth and promotion of trade could only thrive in a conducive and friendly environment.
“Public authorities and the private sector have come to the realisation that the starting point for activating the diversification objective of the present government is fixing the ease of doing business at the nation’s ports.
“Unfortunately, over the years, users and operators at the Nigerian Ports have been facing lingering challenges and bottlenecks,” the statement said.