Maritime: Shippers Council holds summit on anti-corruption



The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), and other agencies of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) are organizing a One-Day Summit on anti-corruption.

According to a statement by Executive Secretary, NSC, Hasssan Bello, the summit with the theme “Zero Tolerance for Corruption in the Maritime sector.” will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Alao expected are Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, legislature, Financial institutions, critical stakeholders in the Maritime Industry.

The summit which kicks off next Monday  will also feature a road walk by 7am at EFCC Zonal Office Wuse 11, ABUJA.

“The maritime and transport sectors are strong catalysts for socio-economic development of any nation particularly as it concerns businesses, markets, countries and people/citizens.

“The summit is based on the challenge that despite the gains recorded in the fight against corruption in all sectors of the economy, the maritime transport sector has remained vulnerable to unwholesome practices. Capital flight and fiscal leakages that have plagued the sector is worrisome.

“The objective of the joint Summit, therefore, is to highlight the areas of corrupt practices in the sector and collectively develop strategies to curb the menace threatening the economies of most African nations.

It is expected that a roadmap that would reduce considerably corrupt practices would be generated at the end of the Summit as well as sustainable structures that will guarantee predictability, efficiency and transparency in the industry,” the statement said.

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