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.