The Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) has donated a Toyota Hilux patrol van to the Marine Police Command to aid their operations at the ports.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Mr. Hasssan Bello, while handing the key of the vehicle to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Kola Sodipo of Marine Police Command at the NSC's headquarters, said that the vehicle was donated to the Police as part of the Council's Corporate Social responsibility and especially on the resolve of the Council to maintain maximum security in the port community.
He said that the Nigerian Shippers' Council, as Port Regulator has evolved to transform the Nigerian ports to make them attractive and efficient, and enjoined the Nigeria Police to be a dependable partner with the Council in order to achieve this target.
He maintained that the Council's collaboration with the Marine Police Command would help to address many security challenges at the Nigeria ports.
Hassan Bello commended the Nigeria Police, Marine Command for the role they have played at the ports in maintaining security inthe port community.
In his response, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Marine Police Command, AIG Kola Sodipo expressed appreciation to the Management and Staff of the Council for the vehicle donated to them and assured that the vehicle would be put to maximum use for the security patrol in the port and its environs.
He then called on other agencies to emulate the Council's gesture in this regard by assisting the Nigeria Police.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers' Council had earlier donated a pick-up van to the Federal Roads Committee Surveillance Action Against Road Abuse to aid their operations in addressing the perennial gridlock in Apapa.