Shippers’ Council, Lekki Port To Strengthen Relationship, Boost Trade


The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has reiterated its commitment to work with the management of Lekki Deep Seaport as part of measures to promote seamless movement of cargoes.

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NSC, Barr. Pius Akutah said ensuring seamless movement of cargoes in and out of the Nigerian ports and ensuring a fair cost regime are its core responsibilities as the port economic regulator.

According to a statement by Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju,
Deputy Director, Public Relations, NSC, Akutah said this when the management of Lekki Deep Sea Port led by the Managing Director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) promoters of Lekki Deep Sea Port, Mr. Du- Ruogang paid a courtesy visit to the NSC boss at the Council’s headquarters in Lagos on Thursday.

Akutah, who appreciated the management of Lekki Deep Sea Port for the visit, expressed the Council’s readiness to partner with the port in the areas that will boost their operations in the country.

Stating their mission to NSC, Du – Ruogang, said that Lekki Deep seaport has been adding value to Nigeria’s economy since it started commercial operations in 2023, due to its ability to receive large vessels.


The LPLEL boss, who felicitated with Akutah on his appointment as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NSC commended the Council’s regulatory activities at the nation’s ports.

He also appreciated the unflinching support that the management of Lekki Port has been receiving from Nigerian Shippers’ Council. He called for continuity of the support as it is in the interest of both parties and indeed Nigeria, to make Nigeria the maritime hub for West and Central Africa.