This was disclosed at a one-day meeting with selected Presidents of State Shippers’ Association at the Council head office in Lagos on Tuesday by the Executive Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hassan Bello.
Bello, who was represented at the meeting by the Director, Consumer Affairs Department, Chief C.C Agu, stated that the forum is to provide a platform that would develop a framework for the formulation of a credible and resourceful National Shippers’ Association.
He also emphasized that the shippers are and still remain the most important partners to the Council.
He said ‘‘The key priority of the Council is to ensure that shippers are constituted into strong and formidable blocks capable of negotiating with transport service providers on freight payable and associated transport costs’’.
At the end of the meeting, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and Presidents of State Shippers’ Association unanimously agreed on the formulation of National Shippers’ Association.