FG Ends Intels Monopoly, BPP to Engage New Firms

The Federal Government had ended the monopoly enjoyed by maritime giant, Intels, in the sector. Documents had revealed that the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) had directed the NPA to engage the new contractors who had been pre-qualified for the job.

The new companies approved for engagement by the BPP were ICA Logistics Limited (for Lagos Pilotage District), Pacific Silverline Limited (for Warri Pilotage District), Nextee Oil and Gas Trading Company (for Bonny/Port Harcourt Pilotage District) and Isasha Investments Limited (for Calabar Pilotage District).
The new firms were then asked to take over the Service Boat Operations Monitoring contract previously handled for years by Intels, following the BPP Certificate of No-Objection dated August 30, 2023.

The BPP in a letter to the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy with reference, BPP/RPT/23/Vol.I/093, had stated that the NPA should proceed to seek the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval before awarding the contracts to the recommended Service Boat Operations Monitoring Agents