Shippers’Council partners Adamawa Government to build vehicles transit areas, border information centre.
The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri and the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council NSC Hon. Emmanuel Jime, have inaugurated a Committee to aid the development of Vehicle Transit Areas ((VTAs) at Ngurore near Yola and Border Information Center (BIC) at Sahuda near the border area in Mubi, Adamawa State
The NSC and the Adamawa State Government had previously met in Abuja where it was resolved that a -ten-member joint committee be inaugurated to fast track the development of these transport infrastructure projects.
The Committee includes the host State Government and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council.
Speaking at the official inauguration of the Technical Committee, NSC boss maintained that the agency has the mandate to facilitate the development of transport infrastructure in the country.
He also stressed that the Shippers’ Council is working to actualize modern VTAs in Nigeria.
Jime expressed optimism that the joint technical committee will make a concerted effort to see to the realization of the projects in the state.
According to him, Adamawa State is strategically positioned for the establishment of Vehicle Transit Areas and Border Information Centres.
Governor Fintiri stated that the development of Vehicle Transit Areas at Ngurore and Sahuda at the border area as well as Border Information Centre in Mubi topped their discussions when they met in Abuja.
Fintiri lauded NSC boss for his commitment towards the development of VTAs and BIC in Adamawa state.
According to him, the VTAs and BIC, will not serve the Adamawa State alone but also neighbouring countries like Cameroon, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
He expressed optimism that the development of Vehicle Transit Areas will address indiscriminate parking of trucks on roads in the State.
Responding to concerns about insecurity, the Governor said that the State has put in place measures that have resulted in the reduction of crimes to the barest minimum.
The Co-Chairperson representing the Adamawa State Government on the joint committee, Hajia Rabi Yahaya Ahmad said that Adamawa State will ensure the actualization of Vehicle Transit Areas and the Border Information Centre in the State.
Co-Chairman representing Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Phillip Eduwa, appreciated the Adamawa State Government for the pivotal role they have played towards the development of Vehicle Transit Areas and Border Information Centre in Adamawa State.
Eduwa maintained that NSC as a facilitator of the projects will also play its role towards the realization of the VTAs and BICs in Adamawa state.
He called on the Committee to enlighten the stakeholders to get their buy-in for the proposed projects.
The terms of reference of the Implementation committee include collaborating with relevant agencies such as ICRC to obtain all the necessary guidelines for the development of VTAs in line with standard specifications and in compliance with international best practices, to identify all the essential requirements for execution of VTAs from inception to operational level and to also collaborate with landowners/host communities in order to create adequate sensitization and secure their buy-in and ensure the successful take-off of the projects.
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An authoritative source in the Presidency confirmed the development on Thursday.
The source said the president finally made the decision after wide consultations on the contending candidates.
Gbajabiamila has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2012 and has just been re-elected to the House in the last elections.
The choice of Gbajabiamila by the president is not a surprise to many political pundits as he has been a very close ally to the president.
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He will now have to forgo his seat in the House of Representatives if he accepts the appointment.
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Gbajabiamila was born in Lagos in 1962 and attended Igbobi College for his secondary education and the University of Lagos as part of his education.
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“The death of Ray came as a big shock to the union.
“We are going to miss his courageous attributes and mentorship.
“He was also one of the pillars of the Lagos Council of NUJ and served the union meritoriously in his capacities as the Chairman of, the Seminar Committee; and as a Member, the Committee on Milestone Recognition of Media Icons In Nigeria.
“He spent most of his life in ensuring the advancement of Maritime Reporting as well as the welfare of Journalists.
“He worked in several media houses.
“Among his giant strides, he was a former President of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN); President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN); and a former Chairman of the Daily Times Chapel of NUJ.
“The legacies of Ray are indelible and will exist forever.
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