By Mitchelle Uzorka, 06:06am
In a bid to diversify the national economy and reduce dependence on oil exports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has flagged off the first Export Processing Terminal in Ibeshe-Ikorodu, Lagos State. This is coming ahead of the official launch and public presentation of the ten certified Export Processing Terminals spread across Lagos and Ogun states.
Speaking at the EssLibra Terminal, where the event took place, the Managing Director (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, implored all agencies involved in export processing value chain to deploy adequate personnel, aside working in concert to put in place the efficiency that will assure quick turnaround time for processing of export boxes.
Bello KoKo reiterated the readiness of NPA to remove all impediments standing in the way of the seamless export of agro-allied goods.
Bello-Koko said the NPA management under his watch is poised to efficiently implement all government policies geared towards the promotion of exports and the deepening of indigenous capacity through the promotion of local content.