Alhaji Muazu Sambo, Minister of Transportation, has lauded SIFAX Group for its socio-economic impact on the nation and promised to support the company’s businesses in order to contribute more to the economy.
He made this known during an inspection tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the flagship business of SIFAX Group at Tin Can Island Port.
According to the Minister, SIFAX Group and its subsidiaries are adding great value to the Nigerian maritime sector and by extension, the economy, and as such, deserves the government’s support.
While welcoming him to the terminal, John Jenkins, MD, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, noted that the company was committed to exploring the potential of the maritime sector, adding that SIFAX Group, the parent company, is continually investing in the terminal in order to deliver best value for all customers and grow the industry.
Captain Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited, also highlighted SIFAX Group’s intervention in the maritime sector through the development of various inland container terminals around Tin Can and Apapa Ports.
He said: “We have developed various inland container terminals around Apapa and the most important of them is SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, located at Ijora. In the nearest future, we are hoping to receive vessels at this terminal. We move boxes from various terminals to the off docks and also received empty containers too”, he said.
The Minister was taken on a tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited and SIFAX Inland Container Terminal, Ijora, Lagos.