..We are working closely with NPA   – JAMOH.

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has tasked the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, on the prompt deployment of the Modular Floating Dock acquired by the Agency years ago.

The Agency’s Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who disclosed this while speaking with the media in Lagos said that the Minister had described the deployment of the Modular Dockyard as one of the low hanging fruits he hopes to deliver to the nation within the next few months.

“When we met with the Honourable Minister last month, he made it clear that we need to deploy the Modular Floating Dock for the benefit of Nigerians. The truth is that we are working round the clock daily to ensure the Dockyard is put to use. We are working closely with the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, using lessons from past mistakes, to ensure a productive and sustainable deployment of the Modular Dockyard.”

The DG said with the installation of dolphins and repair of the NPA Continental Shipyard facility, both NIMASA and NPA are set to complete the operationalisation of the NIMASA Modular Floating Dock.

He noted that NIMASA has completed the ongoing discussions with its co-partner, NPA and other managing partners to provide the Continental Shipyard for the anchoring of the Dock.

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, we learnt,  is closely providing guidance for the deployment of the national asset on a Public Private Partnership PPP model, adding that the floating dock needs to go through an installation process before it starts functioning or be put to use.

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