The executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr. Hassan Bello, has been appointed the Chairman, Implementation Committee of the proposed national shipping line for the country.
Announcing the appointment recently in Abuja, the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, said that the Federal Government was determined to position Nigeria as the maritime hub in sub-Saharan Africa and the preferred destination for the international shipping community.
Meanwhile, industry watchers and analysts have welcomed the appointment. They described Bello as an expert at resuscitating flagging and moribund institutions for sustainable growth.
It would be recalled that Bello has served in various inter-ministerial committees charged with repositioning the maritime industry, and has contributed immensely towards improving maritime laws and admiralty jurisdiction, especially the domestication of international conventions and Rotterdam rules ratified by Nigeria.