The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, on Monday said that its Lagos seaports; Apapa and Tin can Island Ports, would remain open, following its from the two-week lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.
Recall that in a broadcast on Sunday, March 29, he President had ordered a complete lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Lagos and Ogun states for an initial 14 day period to curb the spread of Coronavirus in these states.
On Monday, the NPA, in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the authority, Jatto Adams, assured all stakeholders that arrangements had been made for operations at the ports to continue without hindrance.
According to the statement, safety procedures, which would guarantee the wellbeing and security of stakeholders and staff had been put in place.
It, however, advised all concerned to comply with directives of port officials.
The statement further enjoined all other government agencies responsible for smooth operations in the ports to be at their respective duty posts to discharge their functions in line with the presidential directive of maintaining operational functions at the Lagos ports.
The NPA management assured all stakeholders of its commitment to facilitation of trade in the country.