*Investigates cause of fire incident, reiterates need for environmental Safety concern
The management and board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Monday commiserated with the Cross Rivers State Government and families of people who lost their lives in the unfortunate fire incident which occurred at the Line Oil and Gas Tank Farm located at the Calabar Free Trade Zone facility on Sunday.
The Authority in a statement by the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Ibrahim Narisu also said the organization has commenced an investigation into the cause of the sad incident.
According to the authority, the idea of the investigation was to prevent a recurrence of such events anytime in the future.
The authority said it will work with stakeholders in the cause of the investigation.
The management also reiterated the strategic place of the dictates of health, safety, security and environmental concerns, adding that regulations in tandem with best practices should be adhered to strictly henceforth.
Management also commended the courageous effort of the NPA and Calabar Free Trade Zone firemen, who put their lives on the line to prevent the spread of the terrible inferno.
“This is addition to the deployment of our Tug Boat MV Zaria that provided support from the waterfront.
The Organization assures Stakeholders that it would continue to uphold the importation of global best practices in repositioning the economy of this great country”, the statement said.