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Bauchi, Shippers’ Council, to partner to boost economy

Bauchi State Government is to partner the Nigeria Shippers’ Council to boost business and economic activities in the state.

The state Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Hajiya Amina Katagum, stated this on Thursday at a one- day seminar organised by the council.

She said that the state government was aware of the fact that without virile private sector there would be no meaningful socio-economic development.

Katagum, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alhaji Abdullahi Sade, said the state government had already mapped out strategies to boost non-oil exports in the state.

Samuel kaitanga, Coordinator of the council in the North East Zone, said that the seminar with the theme: ‘Facilitation of International Trade through Information Communication Technology,’ was aimed at sensitising shippers and stakeholders.

He said the seminar would sensitise shippers and stakeholders on the concept and operations of the ‘Single Window System,’ which had been approved by the Federal Government for implementation.

According to him, implementation of the system will facilitate international trade.

The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Bello Galoji, said the state government had also played a key role in the development of a Dry Port project in the state.

He said when actualised, the port would, no doubt, bring economic development to the state.

Galoji said that shippers’ association in the state had recorded modest achievements since its recent revival.

Dignitaries at the occasion included government functionaries, security agents, Nigerian Customs Service officials, businessmen and women as well as members of the general public.

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