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Stakeholders laud NPA’s N89.9b remittance to govt coffers

By Sulaimon Salau
28 November 2021   |   3:55 am
Stakeholders in the maritime sector have lauded the remittance of N89.9 billion by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) into the Federal Government’s coffers.

Stakeholders in the maritime sector have lauded the remittance of N89.9 billion by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) into the Federal Government’s coffers.
   
Acting Managing Director, Mohammed Bello-Koko had recently said the Authority has so far remitted about N89.9 billion into government coffers this year, after about 120 percent surge in internally generated revenue.
 
Commenting on the development, the former national President, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Eugene Nweke said it is no longer in doubt that Bello-Koko has the ability to productively or prudently manage the Authority to generate enhanced revenue.
   


Nweke stressed the need for the NPA management to also focus on infrastructure maintenance and sustenance. 
   
A chieftain of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Mr Abdulhai Inua Mohammed said the figure was truly impressive.
 
He, however, stressed the need for Bello-Koko to look inwards, beyond revenue generation. He bemoaned infrastructural decay at the ports, and urged the NPA helmsman to do everything possible to get the infrastructure fixed.

An importer and industry expert, Bolutife Egbewole said while he didn’t expect the acting managing director to deliver so much within so short a time, the feat, nonetheless, shows that Bello-Koko knows his ‘onions’.