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Nigeria Port Authority, (NPA) has reiterated its commitment to support Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, (LADOL) in its Maritime, Health, Agriculture and Logistics operations in Nigeria to be more productive.
Executive Director, Marine and Operations of the agency, Hon. Onari Brown stated this during his familiarisation tour of the LADOL Zone in the company of Port Manager of Lagos Port Complex, LPC, Apapa, Mrs. Olotu.
“I am really impressed with what I have seen today, and I think I will be more supportive. “Now that I have seen, I think we will engage more, we will talk more,” Honourable Onari Brown said.
Commenting on LADOL’s agriculture initiative, the Executive Director said, “Talking about agriculture, I am so impressed because in every country, the major thing that can cause the highest crisis is food insufficiency.
“In this time of COVID era, Nigerians have come to realise that (1) you cannot rely on crude oil and (2) we need to grow our maritime sector.
Honourable Brown maintained that Nigeria’s seaports cannot be joked with, noting that NPA will always be supportive to operators and all its partners to make Nigeria’s maritime sector develop further.
AGM Operations of NPA Ayodele Durowaiye disclosed that “this is my first time to LADOL and I can see physically that a lot is going on and going into Agro-business now will help and I am happy that your vision has expanded from looking at the West African Sub Region to looking at the whole African content.”
“In terms of stakeholder engagement, management at the highest level will continue to drive this process and we are happy of the leadership role that LADOL is playing particularly in Lagos district.”
On LADOL’s corporate social responsibility, (CSR), the Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi said since inception, the company has engaged with local communities to create an understanding and work with them on a meritocratic basis.
“What that means is that you get the job if you are qualified for the job. But a lot of Nigerians have not had the experience for the specialised jobs we do. So, we are not looking for somebody who necessarily has 10 years’ experience in a field. We are looking for young people who are hardworking, honest, and ready to jump in with both feet.
On LADOL’s Isolation Centre, Dr. Amy said the company will make it available to other terminal operators who need it.
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