Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Managing Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has stumbled on equipment worth billions of naira allegedly abandoned at the Continental Shipyard in Apapa, Lagos. Ms Usman made the discovery when she visited the Lagos ports. Some of the equipment were allegedly abandoned by NPA when the ports were
Ms Usman made the discovery when she visited the Lagos ports. Some of the equipment were allegedly abandoned by NPA when the ports were conces-sioned in 2006; others were said to have been abandoned in 2010. The abandoned equipment include the multi-million dollar floating dock, the slipway, two pilot cutters and vital shipping equipment.
The floating dock, it was gathered, could provide over 2,000 jobs; the slipway and the others could provide about 2,500 jobs. A senior NPA official said: “The floating dock has not been operational since 2010. The then management said pump and valve malfunctioning was the reason the 6,000 tonnes floating dock could not pass its routine test of submerging and emerging. Read more