Sambo lauds SIFAX Group, assures of govt support

  • Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade (left), Managing Director, SIFAX ICT, Ijora, Paul Linden, Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, and Group Executive Director, SIFAX Group, Bode Ojeniyi (behind) during the minister’s inspection tour of SIFAX Group terminals at Tin Can Island…weekend

By Anthony Nwachukwu

The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, has lauded SIFAX Group for its socio-economic impact on the nation and promised support to its businesses to enable it contribute more to the economy.

Sambo, who spoke in Lagos over the weekend during his inspection tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited – SIFAX Group’s flagship business at Tin Can Island Port, said the company and its subsidiaries were adding great value to the Nigerian maritime sector and deserves government’s support.

“I am excited at what your company is doing. You are really doing a great job,” he said. “I want to assure you that we will look into the issue of concession renewal and make sure that this is wrapped up in no time.

“All the challenges being faced by your business have been outlined and we have begun consulting relevant agencies to make sure that we tackle them headlong.

“The maritime sector is dear to my heart and with the right atmosphere it can become the major earner for government. We will make sure that this terminal operates at maximum capacity in no time.”

Welcoming Sambo to the terminal, the Managing Director of Ports & Cargo, John Jenkins, stated the company’s commitment to exploring the potentials of the maritime sector, adding that SIFAX Group was continually investing in the terminal in order to deliver best value to all customers and grow the industry.

Also, the Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, highlighted SIFAX Group’s intervention in the maritime sector through the development of various inland container terminals around Tin Can and Apapa Ports.

“We have developed various inland container terminals around Apapa and the most important of them is SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, located at Ijora,” he said.

“In the nearest future, we are hoping to receive vessels at this terminal. We move boxes from various terminals to the off docks and also receive empty containers.”

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