Tin-Can port is collapsing, says NPA

5/16/2022 11:05:00 AM
Tin-Can port is collapsing, says NPA

Tin-Can port is collapsing, says NPA

Tin Can Port

Tin-Can port is collapsing, says NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority has said that Tin Can Island port is collapsing, saying that more attention should be focused more on rehabilitating the quay walls of the port.

He added that the agency had started discussing with some lending agencies, stressing that the agency did not have intentions to borrow.Bello-Koko said that the introduction of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission Act meant that renewal of concession agreement for terminal operators was no longer done the way it used to be done.

“Tin-Can Island Port is practically collapsing. We need to focus our budget towards the rehabilitation of those quay walls at the Tin-Can port. We have taken a holistic review of decaying infrastructures at our ports and have decided that it is very important that we rehabilitate Tin-Can and Apapa port.

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Lagos think say them get brain Abi!. Tin-can never start to fall. FG just dey mumu them self, are there not other sea port in the South south ? Because government is monopolizing development to just Lagos which will lead to an overburden of existing facilities. No working sea port in the South despite being majorly surrounded by sea.

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Mohammed Bello-Koko, said that the agency had taken a holistic review of the decaying parts of the ports. He added that the agency had started discussing with some lending agencies, stressing that the agency did not have intentions to borrow. Gbolahan Oki, while supervising the special enforcement exercise, said that the agency was acting on the mandate to identify and remove distressed and non-conforming buildings within the metropolis to forestall needless tragedies. Bello-Koko said that the introduction of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission Act meant that renewal of concession agreement for terminal operators was no longer done the way it used to be done. Akinsola Olufemi, said the enforcement net of the regulatory agencies was not widened enough to capture the realities in the industry today. “Tin-Can Island Port is practically collapsing. “Some of the distressed buildings are quite difficult to detect due to illegal attachments in their frontages. We need to focus our budget towards the rehabilitation of those quay walls at the Tin-Can port. “We cannot, as mortals, ask God questions, but can only pray fervently that he grants the victims eternal rest in his bosom.

We have taken a holistic review of decaying infrastructures at our ports and have decided that it is very important that we rehabilitate Tin-Can and Apapa port. Oki lamented the spate of illegal and unapproved building construction in the area despite government enlightenment campaigns and stringent enforcement measures. In 2005, when I was the general secretary of the Nigerian Institute of Building, I told them when I called a press conference that more old buildings would be collapsing than new ones. “What we have done is to start talking to lending agencies, even though we don’t intend to lend. We are asking how much money they will invest in the port terminals. Read Also.” He said his agency was asking those whose leases had expired how much they would they be investing in the ports. They do not look at buildings that have been in existence for 40, 50 years. The NPA boss also said that before the agency would renew the concession agreement of some terminal operators, there must be an agreement on the development of the ports. Advertisement.

“For us to renew these concession agreements that have expired, about five of them, we need to have categorical commitment from the affected terminal operators on the development of these port terminals. If the terminal operators cannot give us such commitment, then we either give the terminals to someone else or go and borrow money to rehabilitate those ports. They were constructed within certain parameters.” He, however, said that the affected terminals would not want the agency to rehabilitate the ports. Read Also .