Nigeria: Great News for Lagos Ports
The Lagos Channels Management Company Ltd (LCM) announced that it has dredged most of the ports in Lagos to between 13 and 13.5 metre depth, reports leadership.ng.
Regarding this cleanup program, Prince Falade Oyekan, the LCM’s head of human resources, stated that the company has removed 29 shipwrecks out of 31 shipwrecks identified along the channel on which it is operating.
“Until November 2012, we have removed 27 shipwrecks and currently working on two other wrecks that we identified as those that pose risk to the channel. The statutory duty to remove wrecks is with the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) but based on agreement between NPA and the agency, we are meant to remove wrecks on our contracted channels as recommended by the NPA,” said Oyekan.
LCM Ltd is a partnership venture with the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), in which the latter is the parent company with 60 pct stake, according to leadership.ng.
Dredging Today Staff, July 7, 2013