The Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Hon. Emmanuel Jime as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).
Governor Lalong, in a message of felicitation signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, said the appointment was a well-deserved appointment considering Jime’s pedigree and achievements as a legislator, lawyer and administrator who had served the nation with integrity in various capacities.
The governor charged the new NSC boss on the need for the actualisation of Maritime Resource Center Jos and Heipang Container Terminal.
He asked the new appointee to bring his wealth of experience to bear in taking the Nigerian Shippers Council to greater heights by vigorously pursuing the development of the Inland Port Terminals across the country.
He said, “For us in Plateau State, we assure you of our support and collaboration towards your office success and will be counting on your goodwill in continuing the projects initiated by your predecessor such as the Maritime Resource Centre cited at the North Central Coordinating Office in Jos, which is expected to impact the lives of the people and the economy of the state positively. We are also looking forward to the commencement of operations at the Inland Container Terminal at Heipang, which will again provide jobs and generate employment for our people”.
He assured the new NSC boss that the Northern Governors Forum would also support him particularly on the development of Inland Port Terminals in the region which was essential in the utilisation of the rail infrastructure being resuscitated by the Buhari administration.