NPA woos Canadian firms on green field ports 

Kunle Kalejaye 22 October 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has ‎urged Canadian firms to show more interest in the development of green field ports and capacity building to help bring Nigeria’s port system to international standard.

Habib Abdullahi, MD,NPA

Mallam Habib Abdullahi, MD, NPA

Making the call before the Canadian Deputy High Commissioner, who visited the NPA corporate headquarters in Marina, Lagos, the NPA managing director, Malam Habib Abdullahi, said more Canadian firms were welcome to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities presented by the successful reform of the Nigerian port system.

He stated that at present, the NPA has a contract with a Canadian firm handling the proposed 25-year port master plan and some ICT projects, but he said more Canadian firms were needed in Nigeria.

He added that the NPA was committed to the 25-year port master plan and would want the Canadian firm handling it to urgently conclude its assignment as the master plan would chart a course for the future of the ports.

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