Vandalization at Heipang’s Inland Dry-Port blamed on poor communication – Shippers Council coordinator
The over 3 million naira ongoing administrative building of the Inland Dry-Port, Heipang, in Barkin-Ladi local government council of Plateau State, has been vandalized.
While inspecting the site the Nigerian Shippers Council, coordinator in the state, Mr Bali Fabong, assured the citizens of the state of federal government’s commitment to resume work at the permanent site of Federal Inland Dry-Port in Heipang near Jos.
Fabong stated this at the permanent site of Duncan Maritime International Limited in Heipang, Barikin-Ladi local government council.
He expressed sadness over the poor communication between government and the company, which has resulted to the damage and which has brought about a setback to the indigents of state.
Mr. Bali Fabong explained further that the multimillionaire project, which was flagged-off under the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo on 18th January, 2007, to help the state improve on the area of advantage, suffered challenges of non acceptance from the past government.
According to him, Duncan Jos Inland Container Deport (ICP), which is under the supervision of federal ministry of transport shippers’ council, is to promote excellence workplace.
He advised government on the way forward, saying that, “we have to put our differences aside and ensure that the interest of people come first before any other personal opinion.”
The Ag project manager, Mr Nenfort Gonchen of Duncan International Inland Container Dry-Port Ltd, said that, they will soon resume work at the permanent site in Heipang airport in the state.
He disclosed that the project, which started eight years ago, was threatened to be stopped for almost one year and work abandoned that worth over 300 million naira.
The chief of staff of Government House, John Dafang, who was at the site, also inspected the level of vandalization but refused to make any comment.