Mr Chidi Izuwah, Acting Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), says the Commission will partner with the Nigerian port Authority (NPA) to develop the ports and enhance the economy of the country.
Izuwah said this during a two-day monitoring visit of the commission to the Nigerian Port Authority in Port Harcourt.
He said the visit was to assess the implementation of projects at the ports and level of compliance with the terms and conditions of contract agreement signed by the NPA and private terminal operators.
“We are keen on having on the spot assessment of facilities within the terminals in compliance with the development plans handed down to the terminals operators.
“We are also interested in further reviewing the challenges faced by the parties and recommending possible lines of action towards resolving them,” he said.
Izuwah said the commission noted the challenges at the port and assured that the commission would partner with the NPA to enhance the growth of the economy through port reform programme.
Mr Silvano Bellinato, the General Manager of INTELS Nigeria Limited, commended the ICRC for its support and efforts towards the growth of the economy of the country.
Silvano, who was represented by Mr Michael Ndon, the Regional Human Resources Manager, said that the company had a very good relationship with NPA and the host communities.
Mr Sylvester Agbotian, the Branch Manager of Brawal Oil Service Limited, commended the ICRC for working towards the growth of the economy through port reform.
Agbotian called on the Federal Government to ensure hitch-free businesses at the ports.
The commission also visited Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the bid to partner with it.
Amaka E. Nliam