The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has shut down Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited’s jetty in Ibafon, Apapa. This is based on security lapses at the jetty.
It was learnt that NIMASA sealed the facility on Tuesday pursuant to its mandate as the Designated Authority (DA) for the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, stressing that Obat Oil jetty was non-compliant with the provisions of the code.
According to NIMASA’s spokesperson, Lami Tumaka, the closure was in exercise of the agency’s powers in line with provisions of Part VIII of the ISPS Code Implementation Regulations 2014.
“The facility was adjudged to be non-compliant despite repeated warnings and extension of time graciously granted its management over the past year.
Any shut facility will remain closed until its managers correct the identified deficiencies and pay a prescribed fine before they will be reopened for business,” she explained.