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Barges to evacuate cargoes to reduce the pressure on the Port Access Road—NPA

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has once again stated that moves are on to encourage the movement and evacuation of cargoes from the nation’s Seaports to the hinterland across the country using barges.

The new idea is part of efforts to serve as a solution to the perennial gridlock being experienced within the Ports Axis.

Speaking through the Executive Director Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies at the first Quarter Forum of the Ports Consultative Council (PCC) held at Victoria Island, Lagos recently, Hadiza Bala Usman assured the Stakeholders that the Authority is working assiduously towards ensuring the speedy completion of renovation works on the Quay Apron at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal.

While assuring that Management would continue to keep a harmonious relationship with its Stakeholders, the Managing Director enjoined the Stakeholders for their support and compliance with Government directives.

The Chairman of PCC, Otunba Kunle Folarin, urged operators and stakeholders to engage the NPA on a mutually beneficial synergy which would help in moving the Industry forward.