Mu’azu Sambo, Minister of Transportation
The Federal Government has approved various projects including the refurbishment of water systems at the Lagos Port Complex Apapa and the renewal of maritime pollution (MARPOL) port reception facilities for the disposal of ship-generated waste and cargo residues at Lekki port, the Dangote refinery and the Dangote jetty.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at the end of this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
“In the case of the Lagos Port Complex Apapa, the refurbishment, operation, maintenance and transportation of water system at the Lagos port complex would be executed by Messrs Technis Engineering on a refurbish, operate and transfer model with an estimated benchmark amount of N5.04 billion inclusive of a concession period of 16 years with a one-year refurbishment period as moratorium.
“The second one was in respect of the refurbishment, operation, maintenance and transportation of water system at the Lagos port complex will be implemented by Sanders Energy and Engineering Services Limited on the refurbish operate and transfer PPP model with an estimated project sum of N4.7 billion naira inclusive of a concession period of 16 years and one-year refurbishment moratorium period,” he said.
Another PPP project approved by the council, according to the Minister, is the establishment and the renewal of MARPOL port reception facilities for the disposal of ship-generated waste and cargo residues at the Lekki deep seaport, the Dangote refinery and the Dangote jetty. It also include five pilotage districts of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Warri.
“The new one to be established at the Lekki deep sea ports and Dangote refinery and the Dangote Jetty at the Lekki Free Trade Zone would be implemented by African Cycle Pollution Management Limited for a period of 15 years on a revenue sharing ratio of 50:50 between the Nigerian Ports Authority and the company.
“While that of the five pilotage districts, which expired last month has been renewed for another 15 years. This time around on a revenue sharing basis of 50:50 and the concession period is also reduced from 20 years to 15 years,” Sambo said.
He further explained that the projects are crucial given the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, which was established to prevent the pollution of the marine environment by the discharge of harmful substances or wastes containing such substances into the sea from ships.