The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has expressed delight at the level of infrastructural developments at Ports and Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS), the operator of Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port Complex, Apapa, Lagos.
It is on record that PCHS is one of the subsidiaries of Sifax Group. The conglomerate is into several sectors of the economy, including shipping, aviation, hospitality, and logistics.
Oyetola who was hitherto the governor of Osun State stated this after a tour of the company facilities as part of his maiden visit to the nation’s seaports situated in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos.
He was received by the management of the terminal led by Sifax Group, Executive Director, Administration, Captain Ibraheem Olugbade.
A statement issued by the conglomerate and made available to Maritime Bits, stated that upon arrival at the terminal, Oyetola 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 investment in the maritime sector are secured”, the statement added.
His words: “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 him to the terminal, Olugbade said PCHS 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 investments that would boost the economy.