Why Sambo Instructs NIMASA To Deploy Dormant Modular Floating Dockyard

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The Honorable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azuJaji Sambo, has directed the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to immediately commence the usages of  the Modular Floating Dockyard acquired by the Agency years back.

The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who disclosed this while speaking with the media in Lagos recently, said the Honorable Minister believes that the deployment of the Modular Dockyard as one of the low hanging fruits would yield economic dividends for the nation within a few months.

Jamoh continue, When we met with the Honorable Minister last month, he made it clear that we need to deploy the Modular Floating Dockyard for the benefit of Nigerians.

“The truth is that we are working round the clock daily to ensure the Dockyard is put to use. We are working closely with the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, using lessons from past mistakes, to ensure a productive and sustainable deployment of the Modular Dockyard.” Dr. Jamoh said.

He noted that both NIMASA and NPA are set to complete the operationalization of the Modular Floating Dockyard with the installation of dolphins and repair of facilities at the NPA Continental Shipyard facility, where the floating dock would be operated from.

Dr. Jamoh further said NIMASA has completed ongoing discussions with its co-partner, NPA and other managing partners to provide the Continental Shipyard for the anchoring of the Dockyard

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), is closely providing guidance for the deployment of the national asset on a Public Private Partnership PPP model, adding that the floating dock needs to go through an installation process before it starts functioning or be put to use.


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