NPA lauds LADOL on contributions to Nigerian maritime sector


The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has commended the Management of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) for its contributions to the Nigerian Maritime Industry and the Nigerian economy.

Mallam Abdullahi who was speaking shortly after inspecting LADOL’s facilities along Badagry channel, Lagos harbours assured the company of the Authority’s support and collaboration in the areas of security, pilotage, and safe channels among others.

The Managing Director noted that if there were other companies in Nigeria that had contributed immensely to the nation’s economy like LADOL, Nigeria’s economy would have developed more than it had today.

He declared, “I am very impressed and very proud as a Nigerian that a company owned by a Nigerian is doing well. As a landlord and technical regulator, NPA will continue to encourage all other companies in the maritime sector undertaking similar ventures.’’

Earlier, the Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi told the Managing Director and his entourage that LADOL was Nigeria’s first and only wholly owned indigenous Nigerian Deep Offshore Logistic Base which provided world class solution in areas of deep off-shore support for maritime and gas projects, agriculture and fabrications.

She added that the company had a vision of providing next growth opportunity that was aimed at changing the entire economic landscape of the country through the provision of 5,000 direct jobs and 50,000 indirect jobs for Nigerians, thereby helping Nigeria to join the G20 group of Nations.

Dr. Jadesimi expressed appreciation to the Management of NPA for its support and cooperation over the years, which she said had given LADOL the opportunity she enjoyed presently.

The Managing Director listed on- going projects in LADOL to include a passenger Terminal with an emergency response facility with a capacity to accommodate 1000 passengers which was due to be completed in 2017 .

She also mentioned an integrated Quay wall with a built design of13.5 metre draught and 500 metre long due for completion in February 2016.

While assuring that LADOL was determined to ensure that Nigeria attained the level of economic development like Brazil, Norway and China in maritime trade, she called for more collaboration from NPA and indeed Nigerians, noting that “the success of Nigeria depends on working together’.

Top Management staff of NPA that accompanied the Managing Director were; General Manager Marine and Operations, Mr. Abdullahi Goje, General Manager Capital Projects, Engr. A.R. Mohammed and General Manager Physical Planning and Development, Mr. Yusuf Ahmed.

Photo: L-R Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority, Habib Abdullahi being conducted round LADOL Facility today by MD of Ladol Dr. Amy Jadesimi.

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