League Holds Seminar on Lasting Solutions to Apapa Gridlock

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League of Maritime Editors & Publishers (LOMEP) ,a group of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, is to organise a day seminar, on ‘’Sustainability of the Lagos Ports Access Roads Decongestion’’, at Rockview Hotel , Apapa, Lagos, on December 12, 2019 from 10, am .
The event, which is expected to be graced by the Minister of Transportation, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of State for Trasportation , Alhaja Gbemi Saraki, as Special Guests of Honour, and other key stakeholders in the maritime and allied sectors , is to provide an avenue to brainstorm and come out with lasting solutions to the gridlock.
While the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) ,Comrade Hassan Bello is to chair the event , other personalities , who are technocrats in their own standing have been assembled to deliver incisive papers on the ways out of the quagmire.
For instance, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Presidential Task Team on the restoration of sanity and decongestion of the Apapa Gridlock , Comrade Kayode Opeifa is to present a paper on the ‘’Decongestion of the Lagos Ports Access Roads: Journey So Far’’ .
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) , Hadiza Bala Usman is to deliver a paper on ‘’ Exploring Lasting Solutions to the Ports Access Roads Crisis: NPA ‘s perspective’’ while a paper on ‘’Optimizing private sector participation in Ports access roads decongestion’’ would be delivered by the body of truck owners.
Justifying the need for the event, the President of the LOME, Mr Kingsley Anaroke said that as critical stakeholders in the maritime sector , members of the League are out to reverse the negative trend which the Lagos Ports Access Roads gridlock has constituted to the achievement of the Federal Governement’s Ease of Doing Business Policy.
The Chairman, Organising Committee of the Seminar, Shola Fadeyi , who is the Vice President of the League, said the event is part of the advocacy culture of the group and it is meant to contribute its quota to the growth and development of the nation’s maritime sector and the economy.


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