The Federal Government has renewed the appointment of Nigerian maritime industry Number 1 career officer, and Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Barrister Hassan Bello for another four-year tenure.
The Shippers Council had kept closed lips last week when the news first broke, until this afternoon when the Council image maker and Director, Public Relations, Ig. Nweke finally unveiled it, momentarily igniting gladness in the hearts of core stakeholders, particularly the Arrowhead of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Engr. Greg Ogbeifun.
A letter conveying the renewal dated June 9th, 2017 to the Council and signed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Transportation, S. Zakari, stated that the Ag. President approved the renewal of Mr Hassan Bello’s appointment “for another four year tenure effective from 20th June, 2017 to 19th June, 2021 in accordance with relevant sections of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Act, Cap 133, LFN 2004″
Amehnews recalled that in 2013, Barr bello was appointed as the Executive Secretary/CEO as a result of expiration of tenure of Capt Adamu Biu the then Executive Secretary/CEO of the Council.
Hassan Bello is presently the only parastatal head within the maritime industry who bagged a driver’s seat, absolutely by merit; when all others got into office based on political consideration or influence.
Hassan’s dexterity and total commitment, especially in the execution of his task as a Port Regulator and the conscientious pursuit of the Trucks Terminal Parks (TTP) project have consequently proved that he is indeed a round peg in a round hole.