Lekki Port Visits NSC 24-Hours After Jime Expressed Worry Over Cargo Evacuation
Fred Omotara, Lagos
24-hours after the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) expressed worry over the manner cargoes will be cleared from tbe $1.5bn Lekki Deep seaport, top management of the Lekki Deep seaport were at the NSC headquarters on Wednesday to present status of the ongoing construction work at the port to the nations port economic regulator.
Recall that the NSC Boss on Tuesday expressed worry over how cargoes will be cleared from the Lekki port due to the state of the Eleko road and due to the fact that the Deep seaport lacks any rail connection.
However, leading a top management team of the Lekki Deep seaport to the NSC headquarters in Apapa on Wednesday, Lekki Port Chief Operating Officer, Laurence Smith and Head of Regulatory, Daniel Odibe visited the Executive Secretary/Managing Director of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and his management team.
According to sources close to the NSC, during the visit, Mr. Daniel Odibe made a presentation on the status of the ongoing construction of the port, the milestones achieved and preparations to start port operations in September 2022.
“It was a very interactive meeting during which both organizations agreed to collaborate to ensure the successful kick off of Lekki Port.