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NPA secures $700m facility from Citibank to rehabilitate Apapa, Tin-Can Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has secured about $700million loan from Citibank for the rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos. The loan…

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has secured about $700million loan from Citibank for the rehabilitation of Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos.

The loan is to be funded by the UK Export  Finance (UKEF) an export credit agency.

NPA has also opened discussions with another funding agency to secure financing for upgrading of the Eastern Ports.

These include Calabar, Warri,  Onne and Rivers Ports as well as the reconstruction of Escravos breakwater.

Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday during the signing of mandate letter with Citibank Nigeria, Managing Director of the NPA,  Mohammed Bello-Koko, said the mandate letter will be sent to Debt Management Office for final review and approval.

He said the funds are ready and the reconstruction of the Lagos Ports will start soonest even as the NPA perfects plans to sign another mandate letter for the upgrading of the Eastern Ports in about a month.

“In the last two years, NPA has realised the need for us to rehabilitate and reconstruct the ports all over the country. We have been having discussions with multilateral funding agencies who have sent various proposals that we have reviewed.

“What we did is to further discussion with interested parties and we realised is better is to separate the ports in Lagos from the ports in the East, and we are in discussion with another funding agencies to fund the construction of ports outside Lagos,” he said.

According to him, the Citibank facility is the cheapest for the Ports Authority because its comes with affordable interest rates.

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