NPA sympathizes with victims of TCIPC fire


…Reiterates commitment to safety and security standards

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 backdrop 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.

A statement signed by the Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Mr. Isah Suwaid reiterated the Authority’s firm resolve at ensuring that safety and security of lives and property at the nations’ seaports remained key priorities in its operations across board.

The statement enjoined all the stakeholders, operators and port users 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”, it said.

It added that the Authority charged stakeholders to continue operations and activities without fear and be vigilant at all times as all necessary machineries had been deployed by the Management to contained and subsequently stem further re-occurrence.

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