The Tin-Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), a multinational port operating company with its terminal located at the Tin-Can Island Port Complex in Lagos, said it has donated N100 million to the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.
According to the terminal operator, the donation falls within the framework of the national response plan against coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Nigeria as well as the solidarity action initiated by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the benefit of vulnerable people.
“The donation to the Federal Government is in line with the company’s collaborative approach to act and be recognised 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,” said Etienne Rocher, managing director of TICT.
He assured that the terminal must always 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.
In addition to these measures, he stated that TICT has taken steps to prevent the disease by advising port workers and users to adhere strictly to safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other governmental authorities in order to stop the spread of the virus.
“Tin-Can Island Container Terminal has ensured continuity of Nigerian supplies and is unwaveringly committed to continue investment in port development in Nigeria, even as it positions itself as a recognised industry player within the African continent,” Rocher said.
Recall that TICT has made significant investments in infrastructure work and equipment and employs nearly 625 people, with the goal of making its terminal 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.