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NPA unveils training facility

By Adaku Onyenucheya
30 May 2022   |   4:04 am
In keeping with its resolve to institute continuous learning as organisational culture, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned its training institute located at the Apapa Dockyard.

Bello-Koko

In keeping with its resolve to institute continuous learning as organisational culture, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned its training institute located at the Apapa Dockyard.

Speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko, said: “Consistently upskilling and reskilling our employees on whom we place a very high premium is our overriding objective as a management team and our readiness to position them to be best in class, is at the core of what this training school sets to achieve.

“As most of us are aware, having in place a robust talent pool is a necessary precondition for operating efficiently in the fiercely competitive terrain that port business is”.

Whilst recommending the facility for patronage by sister agencies in the maritime sector and other industry players who are desirous of a best-in-class training platform for their employees, Bello Koko said that the decision to invest so much in this facility took cognizance of our former employees, some of whom although retired are not tired.

“We intend to tap into their wealth of experience and institutional knowledge by inviting them as resource persons to train upcoming employees,” he said.

Speaking further the Managing Director informed the gathering that processes were in the works to partner with the World Maritime University, The Nigerian Navy Hydrography Department, Nigerian Institute of Marine and Oceanography Research, the University of Lagos and other research and learning institutions in the area of curriculum development and capacity building.

The complex has the capacity of training 380 persons per time as it consists of a lecture theatre with a seating capacity of 73, a large hall with a seating capacity of 112 a mini hall with a seating capacity of fifty 50, another with 27 and six simulation classrooms that seat 16 persons each, a fully automated library, a computer training hall, a canteen with seating capacity for 120 persons and a hostel with a 30-bed capacity.