How NSC Won PEBEC Award
Beat other MDAs to Clich World Bank/PEBEC Awards
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing
The Team Nigerian Shippers’ Council has undoubtedly rolled up their sleeves to salvage what is left in Nigeria’s maritime industry with every staff doing their assigned roles diligently’
Led by their inspiring team manager and captain, Mr. Hassan Bello, who, with decades of experience working across various sectors of the economy, the Council evidently has shown deep commitment to achieving its mandate and setting operational standards for operators in the industry.
Even as stakeholders commend and lampoon the Council from time to time, the federal government, with its clean, clear binoculars, from its various observatory points and supervisory mechanisms has been watching all maritime regulators and operators keenly.
Expectedly, with several interventionist efforts by the Council in its regulatory responsibilities, with synergies and collaborations cemented between the Council and other federal government Agencies and private sector operators, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, Award is no surprise to followers of events in the industry.
Specifically, it is in recognition of the immense contributions and support provided by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, towards ensuring the success of the Federal Government’s Ease of Doing Business, EODB, initiative in addition to an unrelenting reform efforts in 2018, that the NSC has been adjudged winner of the “World Bank 2019 Doing Business Ranking Award”.
Also, the Council’s Reforms representative at PEBEC, Miss Adaora Nwonu also bagged a Special Recognition Award, as the Reform Champion of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council on the World Bank 2019 Doing Business Index.
Definitely, the award is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of the Council’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Hassan Bello and his team towards ensuring the success of government economic policies.
That the PEBEC is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo shows the seriousness and how deeply the Buhari led government wants to fast track and diversify the economy.
In Prof. Osinbajo words, “It is really a pleasure to be here this evening to celebrate the phenomenal successes of the PEBEC reforms but more importantly, to recognize specially some of those who made it all possible: our incredibly selfless and committed private sector partners and the sterling performance of many in the public sector. In the past three years, Nigeria has implemented more than 140 reforms to make doing business in Nigeria easier”.
What is left, Osinbajo revealed “Is to deepen the reforms delivered over the past 3 years and drive their institutionalization”.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment / PEBEC Secretary, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole highlighted that the PEBEC Awards was aimed at acknowledging and appreciating the efforts of specific arms of government, sub-national governments; ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs as well as private sector stakeholders who contributed significantly to the Ease of doing Business intervention of the Administration.
Jumoke disclosed that the collaborative efforts and continuous support of these stakeholders have significantly contributed towards improving Nigeria’s business climate and overall competitiveness in line with a key strategic objective of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP.
While presenting the Award to the Executive Secretary/CEO Mr. Hassan Bello, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo congratulated the Council and urged the NSC Team to keep up the excellent work.