The jetty of Obat Oil which was shut down by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) last Monday has been re-opened for business, just about 48 hours after.
Work resumed at the jetty on Wednesday, CityScoop can report. The story of the shutdown of the jetty of Oil Company, owned by influential monarch, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan Obateru circulated on the media space last the week.
When CityScoop reached out to the Managing Director of Obat Oil, Prince Femi Akinruntan, he said issues concerning the jetty’s operations have been resolved with NIMASA. “Although the sudden shutdown of the jetty by NIMASA came to us as a big surprise because we were never served any notice of complaints about our operations. But that is no more important, because all the issues have been resolved, and we made sure that we address the situation with speed, which made it possible for us to have the jetty reopened the next day”, he said.
“Obat Oil is one of the companies in this sector that has never had issues with regulatory agencies, as the company has always kept to the rules, we pay extra attention to all aspects of our operations”, Akinruntan also said.
Recall that NIMASSA had cited security lapses at Obat Oil’s jetty in Ibafon, Apapa, Lagos, fot the shutdown yesterday. The agency’s officials stormed the place yesterday afternoon and sealed the facility pursuant to its mandate as the Designated Authority (DA) for the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, stressing that Obat Oil jetty was non-compliant with the provisions of the code.