BY FUNMI ALUKO
Tomorrow, all roads lead to Rockview Hotel GRA ApapaLagos, venue of the Breakfast Meeting organized by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) to discuss the broken down quay apron of the Tin Can Port.
With the “Rehabilitation of Tin Can Island Port: Proffering Workable Solutions”, the breakfast meeting promise to be very sincere and engaging, said MARAN President, Mr. Godfrey Bivbere in a statement.
According to Bivbere, Mr Bello-Koko is biled to give the keynote address, following which experts and stakeholders are expected to discuss pragmatic solutions to solving the embarrassing state of the collapse of port infrastructure.
The MARAN President said the event would also be used to inaugurate the newly elected officials of the association into office.
Bivbere noted that the association is worried that the collapsed quay apron of the port is already leading to vessels avoiding the Tin Can Port and this would lead to loss of revenue for the federal government.
Also expected at the breakfast meeting is the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mrs Magdalene Ajani, and the leadership of Shipping Companies and Terminal Operators.
The list includes leaders of the Barge Operators Association of Nigeria; Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), maritime truck owners among others.
Already, their promises from the offices of critical stakeholders including NPA and NSC helmsmen to grace the occasion, in person.