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NPA promises safety on port access roads, improves staff wellness, others

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Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has assured ports users of safety and access to already cleared cargoes from the seaports.

This is coming as the Federal Government extended by two weeks, the time given the Presidential Taskforce on the Apapa traffic gridlock to resolve the matter, following a request for an extension by members of the taskforce and other stakeholders.

General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, NPA, Adam Jatto, expressed regrets over the accident that involved a 40 feet container that crushed three fairly used vehicles at Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, at the weekend.

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Jatto said the NPA assures its various customers and stakeholders of continued responsibility in ensuring that all necessary measures are taken in providing a secured and friendly environment for customer satisfaction and efficient service delivery.

He said: “We regret any inconvenience this accident may have caused the general public, especially the port community, and assure of prompt response to issues when they occur.’’

Meanwhile, the NPA has reassured its staff of unflinching support prioritizing health issues concerning its employees to derive the best service delivery.

Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, at the yearly “Workers Wellness Programmes Fair”, held at its Headquarters in Lagos, said all workers should key into the theme of the programme, “Eat Right, Keep Fit, and Enhance Productivity” which was in tandem with NPA’s core values of upholding efficiency and engendering greater customer satisfaction.

Represented by the Executive Director Finance and Administration Mohammed Bello Koko, she said the programme was a way of encouraging staff to be the best they can in order to be relevant in the operational activities, adding that the gateway to the nation’s economy deserves to be driven by a healthy workforce.

She congratulated the occupational health team for being the pinnacle of Management’s thrust in ensuring a sustained health regime, which has left the officers of the organisation better in rendering their services to the nation.

General Manager Medical Services NPA, Dr. Chinwe Abanna, encouraged the officers to embrace the wellness concept, stressing that the management is desirous of enshrining a workforce through standard canteens where the principles of balanced dieting would be made to catch on officers across board.

She added that the greatest resource of any organization is its employees thus investing in their health is therefore undeniably crucial to their general performance amongst schedules and operations.


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