GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Atiku’s partner, Volpi breaks silence on Intels’ face-off with Buhari’s govt

By Ted Peters on 21/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 697

Gabriele Volpi
Gabriele Volpi

Mr. Gabriele Volpi, majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, ​co-owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has apologised to the Buhari government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over the termination of the Pilotage Agency Agreement between his company and NPA.

The oil and gas logistics giant operates in Onne, Rivers State, Warri, Delta State and Lagos.

G​overnment​ ​had directed the Nigerian Ports Authority to terminate the boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement that the agency has with Intels.

NPA had based termination of ​the contract ​with the ​oil and gas logistics giant​ on​ its ​alleged refusal to get on the​ ​Treasury Single Account (TSA​) platform.

In a chat with Thisday, Volpi, who holds dual Italian and Nigerian citizenship, said although he was not involved in the negotiations between his firm and NPA over the disagreement on the pilotage agreement, the company was set to peace talks.

He also resolved to ensure that Intels undertakes a reconciliation process with the NPA and transfers all the revenue collected from the boats monitoring and supervision services in Nigerian maritime waters to the TSA with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in compliance with the policy of the federal government.

 “We want to apologise to the federal government and NPA over this disagreement with Intels. I was not personally involved in the negotiations with NPA, but we apologise for what has happened.
 

“We intend to comply with the directive of government and transfer all the revenue to the TSA because we are a law-abiding company,” Volpi informed THISDAY on the phone.

Volpi added that his company was committed to co-operating with the federal government and the NPA in the development of the country’s maritime sector, including the construction of the Badagry deep seaport in Lagos State.

“We are committed to co-operating with the government and NPA in the development of Nigeria’s maritime sector and this includes the Badagry deep seaport.

 

“The Badagry deep seaport is a massive undertaking which will cost billions of dollars and will be the biggest in Africa and would turn Nigeria into a regional hub for ships bringing goods to the continent.

“It will also help to move a lot of shipping activities at the Apapa and Tin-can Island ports and help to decongest Apapa, so we are serious about our investments in Nigeria,” Volpi added.

Posted 21/10/2017 07:44:40 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Senate summons defence minister over foreign invasion

2019: We are yet to endorse Buhari for...

Police destroy gun factory, recover 146 rifles in...

IPOB: Police planted arms recovered from Nnamdi Kanu’s...

ENUGU COUNCIL POLLS: Kinsmen hit ex-gov Chime

SARS operatives arrest Dino Melaye

Benue killings: Only justice can make me keep...

Ekweremadu moves to stop temporary forfeiture of 22...

Jonathan, governors, others storm Onitsha, ask Anambrians to...

Pope orders excommunication of Nigeria-born priest

Re-election: Arewa youths, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, CACOL, others lash...

FG has ordered my conviction at all cost,...

 

Latest News Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London ‘I never jumped out of a moving Police vehicle’ – Dino Melaye Anarchy looms in Nigeria, Constitution now suspended, Fayose Warns Payment of $462m for fighter jets, impeachable offence, Reps tell Buhari Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo National Convention: Buhari meets APC governors, backs Oshiomhole as party chairman Atiku to unveil agenda for Nigeria Wednesday Why I had sex with my 21-year-old daughter, impregnated her – Suspect confesses Fulani Herdsmen kill 2 Catholic Priests, 17 others in Benue SARS operatives arrest Dino Melaye How Air Force personnel, others robbed Magu’s farm house –Police Dino Melaye in Hospital after jumping out of moving Police Vehicle

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,588 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (3,471 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,195 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (2,973 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (2,952 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,451 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,209 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,167 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,071 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,052 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (1,964 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (1,804 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (3) POLITICS (242) SOCIETY (85) SPORTS (3) BUSINESS (121) HEALTH (8) EDUCATION (10) ENTERTAINMENT (3) INTERNATIONAL (15) TECHNOLOGY (0) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands