18 August 2012

Nigeria: Pollution - African Circle Unveils 12 Trucks

Lagos — African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) has formally unveiled the 12 waste trucks it took delivery of at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Control Tower, Tin Can Island Port (TCIP), Apapa, Lagos.

The delivery of the 12 trucks was sequel to its earlier acquisition of another set of vehicles equipped with facilities to compress waste loaded into to the rear compartments.

Port Manager, TCIP, Apapa, Lagos, Mr. Efioita Okon Ephraim who formally unveiled the trucks, lauded the management of ACPML for acquiring the dditional trucks and other equipment to enhance its work in the port.

According to Ephraim, the acquisition of the vehicles would go a long way in meeting the terms of the agreement it signed with the Federal Government through NPA.

He noted that the new trucks were improvements over the previous ones in view of the nature of the work they are expected to do in the port environments.

The Port Manger expressed delight that the strides ACPML have recorded over the years had helped Nigeria to meet the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) conventions and guidelines on safety and environment.

Also speaking, the Acting Regional Manager, West, ACPML, Miss Oyenike Okeowo said the new truck would help the firm to discharge its roles and responsibilities in the nation's seaports satisfactorily.

She explained what the firm is doing is in line with international standards and practices.

The Acting Regional Manager, West pointed out that its activities is not localised one as the firm is in touch with other firms doing similar things in the developed world, especially Europe.

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