According to a statement by the company, the managing director made the assertion while speaking at the World Maritime Celebration, a one-day workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation, held in Lagos under the theme: “Connecting Ships, Ports and people”.
The statement signed by Abdullahi A. Goje, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, quoted Usman as saying there was also a need for greater utilisation of the nation’s waterways.
She also stressed the need “to resolve overlapping conflicts in the industry in order for us to optimally tap into the treasures waiting to be garnered therein”.
The managing director stated that government was collaborating with the private sector in line with the ease of doing business initiatives and to bring to bear greater efficiency in the utilisation of the nation’s waterways.
Highlighting the need for a holistic transportation plan, she stressed that government was working towards effective linkage of all transportation modes to ensure greater yield in the industry and to reduced dependence on the road infrastructure.
Usman appealed to the legislative arm of government to provide the required enabling environment by way of legislations to take care of pressing areas of need for business to thrive at the seaports.