MANAGING Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has attributed the successful anchor of the Egina FPSO, to operational efficiency and very robust synergy between the NPA and LADOL including other stakeholders.
The NPA boss who made this known in Lagos at the occasion also noted reiterating that the successful berthing of Egina is a testimony of enhanced capacity of the Authority to handle greater responsibilities in the sector.
A statement signed by Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Isah Suwaid, noted that the
Usman encouraged other operators to emulate the investments made by Total, LADOL, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) adding that government venture into the provision of a level playing field through anti-monopoly policies which have yielded great dividends.
“We as a result, hereby encourage prospective investors to explore this and other opportunities that the reforms of our operations has engendered benefits as we assure of NPA’s willingness to facilitate these ventures. We must however advise business organizations to ensure strict compliance with the country’s statutory rules and regulations”
According to her, the multiplier effects of local content policy is evident in visible technological transfer, accrued revenue to the nation, as well as in employment creation, reduction in capital flight, attraction of hub status for the oil and gas sector in Nigeria amidst the cost saving attributes.
She appreciated vast unflinching supports accorded the NPA Management, LADOL and other stakeholders in this respect stressing that the Egina project is a statement by Government that the quest for hub status is real just like she stated that “industrialization is real and that private indigenous companies are able to thrive and support international projects and investors.”
Other stakeholders who appreciated the LADOL facility and operation therein amidst the Egina FPSO project celebration were the Honourable Minister of State Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar; Chairman LADOL, Mr. Ladi Jadesimi; Deputy Managing Director , Deepwater Total, Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa who represented the Managing Director Total Upstream, Mr. Nicholas Terraz; whilst Top Management of the NPA were on hand to support the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman during the occasion.