Nigerian Government Launches SON, PSSP To Curb Corruption In Maritime Industry
Nigeria’s Federal Government has launched the Standard Operating Procedure, (SOP) and the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) a means of curbing corrupt practices and improving efficiency in the maritime industry.
The SOP and the PSSP is to be domiciled in the Nigerian Shippers Council for implementation was conceived by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to ensure customer satisfaction and eliminate the incidences of corruption, especially through human contact in port service delivery system.
The two portals created by the ministry of transportation were launched by Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON in Abuja on Thursday.
The Vice President stated that the project will not only redefine ports activities, but will also take Nigeria to the next level for greater economic performance and accountability in the ports.
He noted that the launch of the SOP and PSSP is part of the Administration’s commitment to the eradication of corruption in all areas and the enthronement of a better business culture in Nigeria.
While welcoming guests to the event, the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi noted that the cardinal goal of this project is to fight corruption and make the ports more viable for economic activities.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside in his good will message disclosed that the SON and the PSSP will enhance efficiency in the maritime sector.
The DG also stated that the new initiatives will further promote excellence and service delivery that will make the nation’s ports a place of reference.
He further expressed the readiness of the Agency to key into the reform process of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, which according to him, is in line with the Digital Transformation Strategy of NIMASA.
Peterside also used the opportunity to call on sister agencies in the industry and other relevant stakeholders to collaborate in the mission of bringing the desired changes to the sector and Nigeria as a whole.