Port Management Association: West & Central Africa and others to promote the AfCFTA Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority divulged
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS (NADN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– Koko made this disclosure ahead of the event from the 6th to the 9th of November 2023 at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island. The event…is slated to be opened by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and titled: “The Role of Ports in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).”
Koko said: “Our confidence in hosting this conference in demonstration of our readiness to provide regional leadership in Port competitiveness is inspired by the uncommon trade facilitation orientation of Mr. President who is already endorsing some of our initiatives for the maximization of our littoral assets under the auspices of the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.” The Honorable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola said: “this gathering of maritime experts is very timely as it is coming to this Nigeria is eager to provide the leadership necessary to convert our trying and blue economy potentials to actualities in a bid to provide opportunities for our
growing youth population”. He counted that “to demonstrate the premium we place on maximizing the emerging opportunities of AfCFTA which is the focal point of the conference, we have given the Nigerian Ports Authority all the support necessary for a flawless hosting”.
The forum is a platform for the cross-fertilization of ideas, experiences and knowledge sharing to navigate vital policy measures towards maximizing the maritime comparative advantage of the sub-region.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent