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Ekiti seeks rail line extension to promote international trade
Source: National Mirror ekiti.com News Section:  Ekiti Date: Friday, May 06, 2016


Posted By: Abiodun Nejo

Ekiti State government has appealed to the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, extend the railway system to the state in a bid to boost its participation in international trade and achievements in the ongoing diversification of the economy. The state’s Commissioner for Commerce, Michael Ayodele, said the rail line extension is necessary because “a lot of agricultural products are being wasted in Ekiti State because of lack of opportunities to move them out enmass for export purposes.

The commissioner, represented by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Babatunde Akilo, spoke in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, yesterday at a one-day enlightenment seminar with the theme, ‘Ports Regulation: A Panacea to a Cost Effective Import/Export in Ekiti State,’ organised by the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC. This was as stakeholders in shipping activities at the forum requested the establishment of a warehouse in the state where their products and commodities could be housed for export instead of using warehouses in Lagos for that purpose. NSC’s assistant director, Complaints Unit, Mr. Moses Fadipe, in a paper titled, ‘The Role of NSC as the Nation’s Economic Regulator of the Port Sector: Issues and Prospects,” assured shippers of “efficiency at the ports, reduction in cargo dwell time, reduction in the cost of doing business and the entrenchment of a healthy competition for the benefit of all stakeholders,” among others. F

adipe said the NSC is determined to create the much-needed level-playing field in the ports sector and “reposition Nigerian ports to attain the enviable hub status in the West and Central African subregion.” NSC South West zonal coordinator, Mr. T. O. Jaiyeola, urged stakeholders to take advantage of the seminar, which he described as a “unique opportunity of learning about new developments as regards import and export business.”

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