The Managing Director  of the Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA), Ms
Hadiza Bala Usman  has pledged that the  management  will continue to
place  high  premium  to training of  its staff in line with best
practices particularly in the area of certification required for them
to operate seamlessly and efficiently.
Marine and Economy reports states that the Executive Director Finance
and Administration of the Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko who
represented the Managing Director  when the House of Representatives
Committee on Ports , Harbours and Waterways visited the Corporate
Headquarters  of the  NPA made this pledge.
He enlisted the support of all and sundry towards the rehabilitation
of dilapidated infrastructure and the procurement of plants and
equipment across the nation’s seaports and  assured stakeholders that
the NPA would ensure a most efficient budgetary implementation in all
In his address, the Committee Chairman Honourable Dr. Patrick Asadu
enjoined the NPA to keep the good work they are doing in the course of
modernizing the Ports Industry. He charged them to prioritize critical
areas of concern in its budget implementation while others sections
would be attended to accordingly.
Furthermore, he stated that Government would not compromised on
improved operational efficiency. He then urged the NPA Management to
work towards greater revenue generation as the economic situation
facing the country requires creative administrative management
expertise in order for the living standard of Nigerians to appreciate
once again.
“We are generally impress by the performance of the NPA and if there
are other areas we want them to improve when they come for Budget
Defence, these areas would be highlighted to them”.
The NPA according to Asadu, is a very important organisation and quite
strategic to the realization of stronger economic growth in Nigeria.
He therefore urged the organization to improve its savings especially
in the face of the current realities in the country.
The Chairman was accompanied by other members of the Committee. They
later visited the office of the Lagos Channel Management Company,
(LCM) and other areas of interests.