Dangote Group has denied any link with International Container Terminal Services Inc. ICTSI and what ever contract was awarded to the company by suspended NPA Boss, Hadiza Usman who is rumoured to have awarded Coastline Terminals to Dangote’s proxy company in shady deal. In a statement signed by Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief, Branding & Communications, Dangote Group said “We want to state without equivocation that Dangote Group does not own and has no affiliation whatsoever with ICTSI as being suggested.
The Dangote Group of Companies refutes in entirety the claims and condemn the deliberate attempt to implicate our organisation in a matter we know nothing about. The group or any of our business units has no dealings on the coastline terminals in Onne Ports Complex nor are we in anyway in any agreement or partnership with the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) or ICSTSI for control of operation of any of its berths in the complex.
Our stand on this matter is justified by a letter dated Sunday, May 9, 2021 sent from Manila, Philippines, by ICTSI, Senior Vice-President, Philippines, Hans-Ole Madsen, which states “We would like to clarify that International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is a Philippine publicly listed independent company engaged in the operation of 33 ports on 6 continents. ICTSI ranks as Top-10 port operator in the world. ICSTSI is not owned or in any way affiliated with the Dangote group of companies.”