- The Dangote Oil Refinery jetty located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos has received its first ever ship call
- The ship named “BBC Naples” berthed at the new jetty to deliver essential equipment for ongoing construction work at the Dangote Refinery
- The managing director of BBC Chartering Mideast Ltd, Denis Bandura, said the vessel is delivering essential equipment for the construction of the refinery
The ongoing construction work of the Dangote Oil Refinery jetty located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos state, is believed to be fast tracked as it on Sunday evening, September 23, received its first ever ship call.
Daily Trust reports the ship named “BBC Naples” berthed at the new jetty to deliver essential equipment for the project.
The 132-metre long, 9,755-tonne general cargo ship is operated by BB Chartering, while Hull Blyth Nigeria Limited is its agent.
The ship which arrived the Dangote Refinery jetty at 18.18 hours on Sunday after a 40-day voyage, loaded its cargoes for the Dangote Oil Refinery at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Richards Bay, South Africa.
Commenting on the historic ship call, the managing director of BBC Chartering Mideast Ltd, Denis Bandura, said,“Today our vessel ‘BBC Naples’ arrived at the Dangote Lekki Jetty. It is the maiden call at the newly constructed jetty, and BBC Chartering is very proud to have partnered with Dangote Group to make this milestone a reality.
“The vessel is delivering essential equipment for the construction of Dangote Oil Refinery, and BBC Chartering remains committed to provide its full capacity at a strategic level to ensure the successful delivery of this very important project.”
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The managing director of Hull Blyth, Christian Holm also expressed delight at the berthing of the ship saying “Hull Blyth is honored to oversee the first vessel – ‘BBC Naples’ – at the Dangote Lekki Jetty. ”
The unrelenting effort of Dangote Group, Nigerian Ports Authority, and BBC Chartering has made the opening of the jetty a reality, and it starts a new important phase in the construction of the Dangote Oil Refinery. “Hull Blyth has a long history of logistic support to Dangote Group, and the oil refinery project has utmost priority as it will provide decisive benefit to Nigeria for many years to come.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the NNPC disowned a recruitment advertisement purportedly by the corporation currently trending in the social media.
The corporation in a statement by its group general manager, group public affairs, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Wednesday, September 5, described the advertisement as phony. It advised unsuspecting members of the public to be wary of the scam.
Ughamadu said: "The advertisement, set in NNPC’s corporate colour with its logo and a corporate picture, sets candidates’ entry requirements to include Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma, is fake."
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