The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has pledged to discourage monopoly in the nation’s oil and gas logistics sub-sector.
Usman said that the NPA would promote transparency and push for the success of the local content initiative of the government.
She spoke in Lagos south west Nigeria during an inspection of Snake Island Free Trade Zone belonging to Nigerdock Nigeria Plc, an indigenous oil and gas services company.
She said, “We appreciate the need for local content development and we will 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.”
Usman commended the management of Nigerdock for its commitment to the development of indigenous capacity in the country, saying that only a committed indigenous company would have invested over $500m in-country.
The Chairman, Nigerdock Nigeria, Mr. Anwar Jarmakani, said his company would continue to invest to give jobs to Nigerians.
He, however, urged the NPA boss to use her office to ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders in the shipyard, ship-building and logistics business.