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Local Dredgers Call For Level Playing Field

Posted on August 15, 2015

By Olushola Bello, Leadership

The Dredgers Association of Nigeria (LDAN) has urged the federal government to develop a robust policy framework to protect indigenous dredging operators from foreign dominance.

The executive secretary of the association, Mr Richard Ntange, said that government’s establishment of policies with incentives would make local industries thrive in their operations.

He said that government’s incentives to foreign investors had given them leverage over local dredging operators that were striving for survival and have almost run out of business due to fierce competition.

“Government should create an enabling environment for indigenous dredging operators to work at par with our foreign counterparts that have almost driven us out of the business,” he said.


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