Minister Visit 1: L-R: Gboyega Oyetola, Minister of Marine & Blue Economy; Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, Administration, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group; Tobi Afolabi, Executive Director, Operations, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited and Paul Linden, Managing Director, SIFAX ICT, Ijora during the inspection tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited by the new minister at Tin Can Island, Apapa, Lagos
By Jerry Aguigbo
The newly-appointed Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, Gboyega Oyetola, has embarked on an inspection tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, operator of Terminal C, Tin Can Island and subsidiary of SIFAX Group.
The minister was received by the management of the terminal led by Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, Administration.
Upon arrival at the terminal, he was taken on a tour of the facilities of the terminal. Oyetola was excited at the level of infrastructural development and investment in the terminal and assured that the Federal Government will provide the enabling environment to make sure that investments in the maritime sector are secured.
Oyetola was impressed with the facilities he met on ground as he said: “I am excited at what I have seen here today. As an indigenous terminal of repute, I take particular interest in the success of this terminal and its operations. We are working with relevant agencies to see that various issues hampering successful operations are resolved so the terminal operator can contribute more to the industry’s success.”
While welcoming the Minister to the Terminal, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, said the Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited is one of the indigenous terminal operators in the country. He hinted that the terminal is waiting for the Federal Government to resolve the logjam around the concession renewal in order for the terminal to receive more investment that would boost the economy.