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NPA, NIPR deepen synergy to enhance operational efficiency

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[FILE PHOTO] Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), have sealed a renewed collaboration for the training of public relations personnel in a bid to boost operational efficiency.

Under the collaboration, the NIPR will offer both local and foreign training for the public relations personnel of NPA with a view to enhancing their proficiency on their jobs and to keep them abreast with new trends in public relations practice.

While receiving the proposal from a delegation of the NIPR Lagos Chapter during a courtesy call, the Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman assured that the Authority would consider the project on its merits.

She explained that the training department of the Authority would study the proposal and make appropriate recommendations to the management.

Bala Usman said amongst the “key operational thrust” of the organisation is the preparation of officers for greater performances, adding that NPA welcomes synergies that would results in greater operational efficiency even coming from amongst others, capacity building which would help boost the output of the Authority and also ultimately result in national development.

Chairman of the NIPR Lagos State Chapter, Olusegun McMedal who lead the delegation, said the Institute would partner the Authority in the area of effective information management, stressing that in doing that it was also critical that the professional practice in the Authority concerning Public Relations be strategically guided through industry guidelines.

He stressed that the Institute aspires to engage leadership and stakeholders through networking with the view to ensuring existing relationship do not just grow but are deepened so as to generate the dividends of best practices.

The NIPR chairman congratulated the management of the NPA on the vast successes accomplished since mounting the saddle which he said have boosted the nation’s economy.


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