…Restates commitment to Lekki, Ibom deep seaports
Sam Ikeotuonye 19 November 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, says the authority has completed the rehabilitation of the rail line in Port Harcourt port so as to decongest the port and reduce traffic on the highways.
Abdullahi, who disclosed this in Lagos during an interactive session with journalists, stated that a consultant had been contracted to see if this would be possible for the Tin-Can port in Lagos.
“For Tin-Can port, NPA has contacted a consultant to see whether this would be visible and viable,” the managing director, who was represented by the General Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, Mr Iheanacho Ebubeogu, said.
He also restated the company’s commitment to completing the Lekki and Ibom deep seaports in Lagos and Akwa Ibom states respectively.
According to him, the authority’s commitment to the two ports stemmed from present demands and developments of the nation’s economy.
According to him, the channels of those ports built in the 1970s can no longer accommodate bigger ships coming in and going out of the country.
The managing director also revealed that the organisation would install safety features like bumps to reduce speed limits of vehicles on the 1.6 kilometre road in Apapa port, recently rehabilitated.
He said that the organisation would also improve on capacity-building to further educate journalists on its policies.