By Steve Agbota
The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to lift the suspension order on Nigerdock following its willingness to abide by the rules and its contributions to the growth of the national economy.
Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, stated this when he visited the firm in Lagos in the company of the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye and some Management Staff of the Ministry.
Addressing the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerdock, Maher Jarmakani and other officials of the company, the minister pointed out that the reason the firm was suspended was as a result of complaints from other terminal operators, saying Nigerdock had operating advantages over them.
He, therefore urged them to liaise with Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to work out all the operational licences needed to enable them operate, adding that the latter would forward same to the Minister of Transportation whose prerogative it is to give approvals.
Speaking further, the minister said: “We will never do anything to undermine the things you are doing here in terms of generating wealth and jobs for Nigerians. The only thing we are saying is that the law should be followed. We should not encourage lawlessness.”
Responding, the CEO, Nigerdock, Maher Jarmakani, said the firm has taken notable steps in this regard, noting that it was currently working with Nigerian Ports Authority to ensure all processes of getting the needed approvals are followed accordingly.