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Trouble as dockworkers desert Tincan Apapa; flood Lekki Freeport for employment 

Trouble as dockworkers desert Tincan Apapa; flood Lekki Freeport for employment 

 

Palpable trouble as dockworkers at Tincan, Lagos Ports Complex and other ports across the nation are moving in droves to Lekki Deep Seaport in Ibeju area of Lagos State, seeking employment.
This follows the ongoing massive recruitments in the facility ahead of September take-off date of operations where it is expected to commence with at least 658 workers.
Our correspondent reports that dockworkers, crane operators, drivers, management staff among others besiege the head office of the organisation in Victoria Island, seeking employment.
Some of the job seekers are familiar faces in some of the terminals in Tincan Island and Apapa ports.
The terminal is expected to commence operations in September 2022, with at least ten Rubber Tyre Gantry RTG and four mobile cranes which are expected to arrive the terminal before end of second quarter of the year, 2022.
Some staff of Lekki Free Port Terminal, told our correspondent that the equipment may arrive the terminal at the end of June.
Confirming the development, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lekki Port, Denrick Moos told our correspondent that the organisation runs an open door policy saying they operate open door for job seekers from Apapa, Tincan and other ports in the country to flood the head office of the organisation seeking for job placements.
His words, “By September, we will be 658 staff which is a massive employment because it is almost every week that we have new intakes
“Some.of the dockworkers you see downstairs are your members who have come for assessment.”

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