NPA plans to put seaports on competitive edge
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that its current reform process is targeted at improving revenue generation and competitiveness of the nation’s seaports.
Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, who stated this at the opening of a workshop for journalists organised in collaboration with Premium Times Services in Lagos yesterday, said the reforms would enhance ports’ operations and make them more competitive.
Usman, who spoke on the theme, ‘’NPA and ongoing reforms,’’ said the order is already yielding results as the sector now experience reduced operational expenses, better management control, and increased customer satisfaction.She added that the transformation is now making Nigerian ports to be “attractive before investors for national growth and development.”
The NPA MD applauded the unalloyed support of the media, which has helped the authority to record tremendous progress at all fronts at ensuring that the sector competes favourably within sub-Saharan Africa, Gulf of Guinea and the international community. According to her, the ongoing reforms has helped NPA in some feats such as the commissioning of the command and control communication and intelligence centre, among others.
Chief Executive Officer, Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, said the training aimed at exposing journalists to new trends in reporting.General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, Jatto Adams, seek adequate partnership with the media in propagating the reforms in the industry.He said the maritime sector is critical to the Nigerian economy and the reports should promote growth and development of the economy.
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