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NPA MD lauds LADOL on contributions to Nigeria’s maritime sector

L-R; Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Habib Abdullahi being
conducted round LADOL Facility by MD of LADOL, Dr Amy Jadesimi


 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.

 This is contained in a statement on
Thursday in Lagos by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogwu,
which was made available to newsmen.
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
other companies in Nigeria had contributed to the nation’s economy like LADOL,
Nigeria’s economy would have developed more than it was today.
He said, “I am very impressed and very
proud as a Nigerian that a Nigerian- owned company is doing well. 
“As a landlord and technical
regulator, NPA will continue to encourage all other companies in the Maritime
Sector undertaking similar ventures,’’ he said.
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.
 She said the company had
remarkably been providing world class solution in  deep off-shore support
for maritime and gas projects, agriculture and fabrication.
She added that the company had a vision
of providing next growth opportunity aimed at changing the economic landscape
of the country.
She said the company’s contributions
would come 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.
 Jadesimi expressed appreciation
to the NPA Management for its support and cooperation, which she said gave
LADOL the opportunity she enjoys presently.
She said that some of the company’s on-
going projects include a passenger terminal with an emergency response facility
with a capacity to accommodate 1000 passengers which is due for completion in
2017.
She also mentioned an integrated Quay
wall with a built design of 13.5Metre draught and 500metre long due for
completion in February 2016.
She called for more collaboration from
NPA and Nigerians generally, while assuring of LADOL’ s determination to ensure
Nigeria attains high level of economic development like Brazil, Norway and
China in Maritime trade .
On the visit with the NPA boss were the
General Manager, Marine and Operations, Mr Abdullahi Goje ; General Manager,
Capital Projects, Mr A.R.Mohammed and  General  Manager Physical
Planning and Development, Mr Yusuf Ahmed.

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