Within the framework of the national response plan against Covid-19 and the solidarity action initiated by the Federal authorities of Nigeria for the benefit of vulnerable people, Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT) has donated N100 million to the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.
TICT, a multinational port operating company with its terminal located at the Tin Can Island Port Complex Lagos, contributes to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
“The donation to the Federal Government is in line with the company’s collaborative approach to act and be recognized as a proactive and pioneering change agent, keen and able to positively contribute to the development of Nigeria and the well-being of the citizens. We must also observe all other precautionary measures including social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap under running water and the use of masks and gloves as may be applicable” said Etienne Rocher, Managing Director of TICT.
In addition to measures taken by TICT to prevent the disease, the company has also advised port workers and port users to adhere strictly to safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other governmental authorities to stop the spread of the virus.
Tin Can Island Container Terminal ensures continuity of Nigerian supplies and is unwaveringly committed to continue investment in port development in Nigeria, even as it positions itself as a recognized industry player within the African continent.
The Federal Government granted the concession for the main container terminal at Tincan port to a consortium made up of Bolloré Ports and a Chinese partnership formed by China Merchants Holding International (CMHI) and China Africa Development Fund (CADF).
TICT has made significant investments in infrastructure work and equipment and employs nearly 625 people, with the goal of making Tincan into the most efficient terminal in Nigeria’s economic capital, linking with the metropolitan area and its industrial centers through motorways and the promotion of waterways development.