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MAN seeks ports improvement, demands scanners


The President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mansur Ahmed,  has urged the government to improve the time taken to inspect cargoes at  ports by making scanners available.

Ahmed said this during the 39th Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti Zone, held in Ibadan.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the MAN president also tasked the federal and state governments to work in harmony in order to improve and stabilize the economy.

Ahmed said, “It  is important to improve on the time taken to containers/cargoes at the ports by ensuing that second trade facilitation equipment such as scanners are available.

“We are also calling on government to enforce, evaluate and monitor the implementation of the executive order 003 to ensure compliance by MDAs .”

Ahmed also said  to avoid the unpleasant consequences of economic recession and  reversal of the modest progress recorded since the recent setback occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, it had become  necessary for the state and federal governments to work in synergy and carry along stakeholders in fashioning appropriate strategies to improve and stabilise the economy of the country.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Oyo State Acting Governor, Mr Bayo Lawal, tasked the MAN  to come up with robust policies that would promote manufacturing in the country.

He promised that the government would  continue to create an enabling business environment for human and material capital to thrive in the state.

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