The newly appointed managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, has commended the management of Nigerdock over its commitment to indigenous capacity in Nigeria.
Speaking during an inspection of the Snake Island Free Trade Zone belonging to Nigerdock, the NPA boss stated that only a committed indigenous Company would have invested over $500million in-country.
According to her, “we appreciate the need for local content development and we would push for its success in Nigeria. We will ensure enabling environment and the necessary legislation to block any form of monopoly in the logistics sub-sector.”
She stated further that “We are keen to proper regulation that will promote transparency in the sector because no monopoly will be helpful to the development of the nigerian economy. We are working to ensure there is adherence to local content policy within the environment. We will also ensure there is adherence to the employment of Nigerians within the operations.”
On his part, the Chairman of Nigerdock Plc, Anwar Jarmakani, thanked the NPA boss for her visit and assured that his company would continue to invest to give jobs to Nigerians.