Uni-Trident Group, a leading indigenous Company in the marine support, logistics industry and also a major player in the steel recycling sector has commended the Managing Director and CEO of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside for his effort in revamping and ensuring safe waterways for vessels in Nigeria.
Speaking with Journalist in Port Harcourt, the GMD of Uni-Trident Group, Prince Chukwuma Obiorah, said in the last two (2) years as NIMASA Boss, Peterside has worked tirelessly to ensure safer navigable waterways in Nigeria for vessels.
He also lauded the agency’s achievement in ensuring the removal of thousands of abandoned and wrecked vessels that littered the Nigerian waterways thus posing serious threat, danger and harm to the environment.
“In the last 2 years NIMASA has taken steps in the Maritime sector which are unprecedented, and one area that the Agency led by the Dr Peterside has focused on is identifying the dangers posed by the presence of thousands of abandoned ships along the Nigerian waterways, which also have a lot of negative environmental implication for the country.” Obiorah said.
Similarly, at the unveiling of some new ship demolition equipment installed at its new ultra modern shipyard/Jetty, the MD of Goldenvale Nigeria Co, the parent company of Uni-Trident Group, Mr. Malcolm Amachree, on a tour of the facilities at the Jetty Iwofe, Rumuolumeni Town in Port Harcourt reiterated the company’s position noting that all the various subsidiaries of the Company were interested in working with NIMASA in adopting innovative and technologically driven methods to help in an environmentally sound way get rid of the hundred of derelicts and abandoned ships dotting the Nigerian waterways.
He disclosed that the new equipment installed cost the company N2.5 billion, Prince Obiorah said with the latest development, the facility now had the capacity to dismantle and scrap 3 shipping vessels at the same time while adhering to the best international standard practices.
He further said reassured that all the companies constituting the Group of Companies places high value to the protection of the Nigerian environmental ecosystem.