By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Kogi Shippers Association has resolved to collaborate with Nigeria Shippers’ Council to remove all obstacles confronting import and export businesses.
A communiqué issued at of the end of the association’s maiden post-inaugural Executive Committee meeting over the weekend in Lokoja said the resolution would enable members derive greater value from their investments.
The communique which was signed by Mr Habu-Rajan Suleiman, and Mr Donatus Okpe, President and Publicity Secretary respectively, expressed the association’s readiness to assist exporters of agricultural produce in the state.
This according to the communique would enable the association add value to the commodities and attract competitive prices in international market, thereby, boosting the nation’s non-oil exports.
It further said that the Shippers’ Association would leverage on the support and cooperation of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and work hard to remove all export and import obstacles.
The association, according to the communiqué, reviewed the present socio-economic condition of the state and came up with ideas expected to stimulate the economy and as well, enhance import and export businesses.
It further stated that the association had resolved to embark on public enlightenment and membership mobilisation drive through the media as part of efforts to change the prevailing narratives.
The Communiqué added that the association planned to consider existing Commodity Associations in the state as members to jointly take import and export businesses to higher pedestal and strive for economic prosperity.
According to the communiqué, the association also constituted some Service Committees to drive its current resolutions as the Association’s new Executive Committee was inaugurated on 13 February 2021, to lead the body for two years