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NPA wants Canadian firms to invest in Nigeria’s seaports

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will welcome more Canadian firms to take
advantage of the numerous investment opportunities presented by the successful
reform of the Nigerian port system.

Managing Director, NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi made this call on Wednesday
during the visit of the High Canadian Deputy High Commissioner to the Corporate
Headquarters in Marina Lagos.

said that even though at present the NPA had a contract relationship with a
Canadian firm handling the proposed 25 years Port master plan and some ICT
projects, he would want Canadian firms to show more interest in Green Field
port development and Capacity Building in Marine related courses to meet
International standards.

Managing Director said that the NPA is committed to the 25 years port master
plan and would want the Canadian firm handling the plan to urgently conclude it
as it will chart a course for the future of the port industry.

a press statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Authority,
Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu, the NPA boss took advantage of the visit to invite
both local and foreign investors to the ports as the Nigerian economy is
vibrant, attractive and robust.

his part, the Deputy High Commissioner Mr Lajos Arendas expressed delight at
the visit having just taken over the responsibility and said that his mission
was to further improve the already existing relationship with Nigeria.

to him, Canada plays host to many Nigerian students and that the visit has
posed more challenges to him to seek for more ways to attract Canadian firms
into the port industry as the commendable infrastructure development in the
ports will attract investments.

Deputy High Commissioner was accompanied to the visit by Sylvia Koleva and
Sarah Branco both trade commissioners.

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