NPA Conducts Emergency Fire Drill At Tin-Can Island Port 

The Tin-Can Island Port Complex (TIPC), Ports Authority (NPA), on Friday, allayed port users and stakeholders’ fear as it conduct emergency fire drill at the  seaport.
It was gathered that the port complex conducted an emergency fire drill to show the preparedness of the port complex to fire and any other emergencies at the port.
It could be recalled that on February 24th, 2024, a terminal operator, operating at Terminal ‘C’ of the Tincan Island Port, suspended operations following a fire incident that happened at the terminal.
The inferno was subdued by the authority’s firemen as no data was lost to the inferno by the terminal operator.
However, to maintain the momentum, the TIPC, held the fire drill to prepare staff for fire emergency and quick response to fire disaster and incidents in the port.
Speaking to newsmen, the port manager, Sylvester Egede, chided some staff for not being alert and for their poor response to emergency situation.
According to the port manager, at the sound of any emergency alarms, staff are advised to abandon whatever they are doing for their safety.
“On Friday, 19th April, 2024, the Tin Can Island port carried out a fire drill in other to prepare staff for fire emergency and how to promptly respond to fire disaster. The drill which happened at about 10am forced workers of the port to abandon their various duty posts to meet at the muster points.
“I realized that some people worked leisurely when they are supposed to work smartly or as someone under pressure to the muster points. That is bad and I want to reiterate that when staff and officers hear alarm, they should leave whatever they are doing, gather at the muster point for head counts.”
“Be that as it may, so far, we have achieved the objectives we set out to acheive also, since the roads are now free, I will further face staff challenge and as such, i want staff to come early to the office and as well do their job diligently. They would be motivated and I expect them to resume by 8:30am and close by 5pm. Workers should be dedicated as there would be a reward for hardwork,” the port manager stated
The port manager, however, encouraged workers to do their best even as he assured them of management’s support at all time.
“Continue to do your best as you go back to your desk and anyone who don’t have enough to do can report to me,” Egede ende.

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