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NPA appoints new Manager for Tin-Can Island Port

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By Abiodun OBA

The former Traffic Manager of the Lagos Port Complex Mr Sylvester Othuke Egede, has been appointed as the substantive Port Manager of Tin-Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC) by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

According to a statement signed on Thursday by the Spokesman of the Port, Sola Adesanwo, the new Port Manager succeeds Akin Leoso who served in acting capacity for two months (November and December 2023) since the exit of Jubril Buba, the former Port Manager who exited the NPA on the 2nd of November 2023.

Prior to Sylvester Egede’s appointment he had served at Kirikiri Lighter Terminal also as the Traffic Manager from 2021-August to 2023.

Between 2012-2016, he served the Executive Director, Marine and Operations as Personal Assistant Operations.

Egede, a thorough bred Operations Officer, first served as a Traffic Manager at the Rivers Port, Port-Harcourt on his appointment as a Principal Manager, Operations from 2016-2021.

Earlier, he was Manager Traffic Operations Coordinator, National Integrated Power Project (NIPP/NPA Project Unit) from 2006-2012.

Among several posts he held in the past were Personal Assistant to Port Manager (Tin-Can Island Port); Secretary to the Implementation Committee on ISPS code Regime in the Port between 2001-2004; Senior Traffic Officer (Supervision of Vessel) discharge, handling and delivery of cargos (TCIPC) from 2000- 2001.

Among the professional bodies he belongs to include American Society of Safety Professionals (member); Fellow Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport (FCILT) etc. his educational background includes B.sc Geography, University of Jos between 1986-1990 and MSC Transport Planning, Lagos State University (LASU) between 1997-1998.

He has attended several conferences and seminars within and outside the country, some of which are ASCON- workshop on Developing Leadership Competence and Capabilities 2020: International Maritime Organisation (IMO) April 2014 and September 2019 and in October 2023(UK). He was also in attendance when the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) held in Abuja in August 2018.

He attended the Oil Trade Conference (OTC) (Houston, Texas, USA) at different intervals between 2015 and 2023. He also attended Port Management & Administration Programs at the Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden in 2012.

Mr. Egede got a letter of commendation from Management on his operational performance during the NIPP/NPA project on the seamless evacuation of NIPP/NDPH power consignments from the Nigerian Ports upon his exemplary efforts.

Egede is the astute operation czar, who has since resumed duty at Tin-Can Island Port, as the Port Manager is married with children.’

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