|L-R: Chairperson, Sealink Implementation Committee, Mrs Dabney Shallholma,
the MD NIWA, Mr Olorunnimbe Mamora, and Mr. Abba Bello, the Managing Director of NEXIM
taking further step to bridge infrastructure gap to promote trade connectivity
and spur Nigeria’s regional and global trade competitiveness.
in a statement by Miss Lohya Mamven, the bank’s Head of Media on Sunday in
Understanding between the bank, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and
Sealink Promotional Company Ltd. In Abuja.
public-private partnership framework that is primarily designed to attract
private sector investments under government agencies facilitation support at no
cost to government.
be catalytic to the realisation of one of the priority projects under the
ECOWAS Community Development Programmes.
Regional Sealink Project was to promote and diversify exports and enhance trade
connectivity in line with government’s objective to diversify the economy.
would significantly enhance exports of bulk solid minerals and the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP) contribution of both shipping and solid minerals
Sealink project and the safe utilisation of the inland waterways would no doubt
bridge logistics gaps in the country.
investment flows for sectors and contribute to the realisation of one of the
broad strategic objectives of ERGP, “which is building a globally competitive
improving Nigeria’s current World Bank ease of doing business and Logistics
Performance Index (LPI) rankings.
said the authority would collaborate with the organisations to harness the
untapped waterways resources that would add to the nation’s GDP in no small
will not only ensure safer roads but ensure the huge sums spent on road
maintenance is diverted to other areas of needs in the economy.’’
to bridge maritime transport infrastructure gap, amongst ECOWAS and CEMAC
regions, as well as promote inland waterways operations towards facilitating
regional integration and bulk cargo trade.