Organizational Structure


  •   The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Transport.
  •   The enabling Act provides for a Governing Board and an Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the day to day management and implementation of policies approved by the Governing Board.
  •   The Executive Secretary/CEO is assisted by six (6) Directors who head the departments in the Council. 
  •   The departments are complemented by eight (8) Independent Units reporting to the Office of the Executive Secretary/CEO.

The six (6) Departments are:

  1.   Commercial Shipping Services Department
  2.   Consumer Affairs Department
  3.   Corporate Planning and Research Department
  4.   Finance and Administration Department
  5.   Inland Transport Services Department
  6.   Legal Services Department.

The Independent Units are:

  1. Anti-Corruption and Transparency
  2. Shippers’ Complaints
  3. Public Private Partnership
  5. Procurement
  6. Internal Audit
  7. Public Relations
  8. Abuja Liaison Office



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There are six (6) Zonal Coordinating Offices one in each of the six geo-political zones and a Liaison Office in Abuja.

They are as follows:

  •   South-West Coordinating Office – Ibadan;
  •   South-East Coordinating Office – Aba;
  •   South-South Coordinating Office – Port Harcourt;
  •   North-Central Coordinating Office – Jos;
  •   North-West Coordinating Office – Kano;
  •   North-East Coordinating Office – Bauchi;
  •   Abuja Liaison Office.


In addition, the Council has fifteen (15) Area Offices spread across the six geo-political zones of the country.