FG Extends Concession of Tin Can Island Port by Five Years
Information obtained on Friday has it that the federal government has extended the lease period of concession of Tin Can Island by five years. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Dikki who disclosed this said the concessionaire based the seeking of the extension on the ground that when the lease was granted to it, there was a court case that restrained Joseph Dam from taking over and conducting its obligations of the concessioned contract. The two concessionaires are Joseph Dam Port Services Nigeria Ltd and Five Star Logistics.
He said the case dragged on for over four years, “So Council considered the application and reviewed the issues and granted an extension of the lease period by five years for Joseph Dam Port Services Ltd in respect of Tin Can Island Ports Lagos.”
Speaking on the part of Five Star Logistics, the DG hinted that Council reviewed the issues concerning the firm which is handling the concession of the rural terminals on Tin Can Island and discovered that there were other obligations that government was committed, including dredging of the ports, mending of some of the collapsed parts of the ports which had not been carried out, which to a large extent restricted the area of operation of the concessionaire.
“The National Council of Privatisation reviewed the matter holistically and has graciously granted a five-year extension to Five Star Logistics in respect of the rural terminals in Tin Can Island”, the DG said.