The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA Managing Director, Mrs Hadiza Usman has said that the ongoing construction of Lekki deep seaport project was set to meet the best international practices.
She disclosed this while hosting members of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF led by its Chairman, Chief Increase Uche at the NPA Corporate office in Lagos.
NPA MD, said assured NAGAFF that, “I want to assure all that government is very mindful of the need to meeting with international best practices through the ongoing Lekki Deep Seaport project.
“The Port on completion would be able to accommodate bigger vessels, adding that it is at the breakwater point which is being handled by the China Harbour serving as partners to the project.” She said.
For Chief Uche, his association hope to participate in national development by contributing its quota in the area of policy formulation with the management of the maritime sector for the growth and development of the sector to achieve operational efficiency and improved service delivery in line with international best practices.
The NAGAFF Chairman had earlier solicited for the support of the management in the area of port infrastructure especially as it concerns roads leading to the ports and its environs which has drastically reduced the transfer of cargo out of the ports to the hinterland.
This according to him has had a negative influence on the activities of its members doing business in the ports across the country.