Posted on: August 4th, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has incurred the wrath of Vice President Namadi Sambo for publishing a misleading advertorial on the planned concession of Terminal B, Warri Old Port at the Delta Port Complex in Delta State. On June 24, 2014, the BPE had published had published an advertisement in select newspapers calling for expression of interests as concessionaire of the Warri Old Old Terminal.

The advertorial had claimed that the terminal consisted of seven warehouses; approximately 20 derelict buildings including transit sheds and staff quarters; and “other buildings and lands within the area known as Old Port including a canteen, workshops, a gear store, a labour office and the cargomaterials in the area.” But representatives of prospective concessionaires who visited the facitly after the publication were stunned to find that no such facilty existed at the terminal. A correspondent of SHIPS & PORTS DAILY who visited the terminal also confirmed that there were no warehouses or buildings on the facility as claimed in the BPE advertorial.

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