Nigerdock Nigeria Limited has commended SIFAX Group for the quality service and excellent facilities it has put in place for its recently-launched ferry service.

The ferry service is currently available on Ebute-Ojo-Apapa and Mile 2 – Apapa routes.

The firm in a statement signed by SIFAX Corporate Affairs Manager, Muyiwa Akande and made available to Maritime Bits said Nigerdock is one of its corporate clients as it presently provides daily service for Nigerdock staff to and fro Apapa.

The commendation was made after a facility inspection visit to the Ebute-Ojo terminal of the company. The delegation was led by the Facility Manager, Juan Gonzalez who expressed satisfaction with the facilities at the terminal and the excellent condition of the ferries.

His words: “We came here to do an inspection of the SIFAX Ebute Ojo jetty facility and also the ferries. The boats were previously inspected by our team made up of safety, operations and HR officers. During our inspection today, we have found compliance with all the regulations, capacities and status of the SIFAX ferry which is in a wonderful operational state. We certify the boats very safe enough for all our personnel and operations.

“The ferry conveys our staff from the office to different jetties. The idea of this inspection is to continue making use of the service and making sure it is safe for our staff. The SIFAX ferry service is of great benefit to the manpower working at Nigerdock because it makes it easier to convey the staff from their homes to the office and vice versa in comfort and style.”

Corroborating the assertions of the team leader, Isaiah Emehweke explained that the inspection team was very satisfied with what they saw at the terminal. According to Emehweke who is the Senior Supervisor, Marine Services, with the SIFAX ferry service operations, stress will be taken off the highway. I did not expect to see anything less than the standard I have seen here today because the consultant heading the SIFAX ferry terminal, Captain Ibrahim Olugbade, is a mariner of repute with proven track records both in Nigeria and overseas.

He maintained that none of the safety equipment is outdated as they all function very well.

Assistant Manager, SIFAX Ebute-Ojo Jetty, Mr. Felix Omojoye, thanked the team for their kind words and assured that the terminal would not rest on its oars but will continue to do more to improve on the services it offers.

General Manager, IT, SIFAX Group, Mr. Kayode Ogunwole also noted that the company has begun the installation of modern IT infrastructure such as wireless networks, LED display boards and many more facilities that will make the terminal more comfortable for its clients.


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