Namibia lauds Nigeria’s efforts towards upgrading seaports structure
The Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Humphrey Geiseb has commended the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) commitment to making Nigeria’s seaports globally competitive by improving infrastructure and working towards installing the Port Community System and Harbours Automation in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Geiseb gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the management of NPA at the Marina, Lagos corporate headquarters.
He noted that Nigeria, which plays a dominant role in port management in West Africa, has many things in common with Namibia, especially in the area of port structure as both countries run multiple seaports structure.
On his part, the NPA boss highlighted the agency’s efforts to upgrade Nigeria’s port infrastructure and automate the port systems in line with the projection to make the nation’s seaports more efficient and user-friendly.
Bello-Koko, who commended the High Commissioner for finding time to felicitate with the management of the NPA, assured that the authority, under his watch, was willing to share ideas with the Namibian counterpart on port development, especially modern infrastructure and automation.
He also noted that the management is leaving no stone unturned in efforts to promote non-oil exports, upgrade port infrastructure, and integrate and automate the port systems.
Others, he listed, are building human capacity through training with the overall objective of making Nigeria’s seaports efficient and globally competitive.