The proposed National Transport Commission, NTC, has fizzled for the subsequent time in getting official endorsement.
Talking in a selective meeting at the sixteenth Maritime Seminar for Judges in Abuja, Chairman of the House Committee on Ports and Harbors, Garba Datti Muhammad, said the National Assembly had completed its work on the Bill however regretted that the President didn’t consent, noticing that the time period for the consent has slipped by.
He made sense of that the option is for the bill to be addressed by the following Legislature system for thought.
He expressed: “We began it in the last Assembly. I think it was resubmitted when we came in. We passed it and there was simultaneousness by the Senate, it is for the president to consent to it which he has not consented to yet and the time has slipped by.
“Perhaps we need to resubmit it again in the following House, the organizations that are impacted must be more dynamic likewise, it is the obligation of whoever is the Minister in control to persuade the President to sign the Bill in view of its significance.”
On the obligation of his Committee, he said “As a panel, we have oversight on the Maritime area, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding Practice in Nigeria, CRFFN and the Ministry of Transportation itself.
“So I think we have been working intently. We likewise work at whatever point there is any change to the Act laying out these foundations or offices, they contact us, we take a gander at it, and on occasion we go through the Acts and see where there are a few lacunas then we will change.”