The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed concern while sympathizing with those affected in the unfortunate fire incident which occurred at locations in the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Apapa during which no lives were lost.
The Management stated this against the back drop of the fire outbreak of Tuesday, the 2nd day of January, 2018 which engulfed part of the PTML Terminal as well as the “National” areas both in the Port.
The Authority therefore reiterates its firm resolve at ensuring that safety and security of lives and property at the Nations’ Seaports are key priorities in its operations across board.
According to a statement signed by Isah Suwaid, Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Isah Suwaid, for the General Manager, “stakeholders, Operators and Port users are therefore enjoined to imbibe the tenets of safety and security dictates as required by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other International agencies in their operations.
“We assure all and sundry of a safe, secure and customer friendly environment for the ease of doing business at the nation’s Seaports.
“Furthermore, the Authority charge Stakeholders to continue operations and activities without fear and be vigilant at all times as all necessary machineries have been deployed by the Management to contain and subsequently stem further re-occurrence”.