NPA MOVES TO IMPROVE POWER GENERATION FOR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AT THE PORTS
Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye, Chairman NPA board flanked by top management, colleagues and stakeholders during the western port locations facility tour.
The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has called on operators at the Nation’s Seaports to collaborate in a most effective manner towards ensuring a boost in the power generation at the ports enough to sustain operation and bring about greater efficiency.
The chairman of the Organisation’s board of Directors Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye, who made this charge during the Directors facility appreciation tour of locations in western ports of the Organisation, said that it is important for operators at the Nations Seaports to collaborate and think out of the box in the area of Independent power generation at the ports. In his words, ‘’our nation is facing a hard time and we all have to work together to help the economy’’. He added that power is a major ingredient for National development. We have to deploy it, he emphasised.
According to him, the NPA would aim at maximizing the dividends of concession in order to handle grey areas in a holistic manner so as to engender a common harmonious result for stakeholders.
Furthermore, the chairman told stakeholders that Government is desirous of stimulating agricultural produce export through the nation Seaport. This he said would amount to more generation for the nation.
He added that it is critical to reduce berthing, waiting and turnaround time of vessels in order to improve revenue generation for the nation which would in turn impact positively on the living standard of the masses.
The NPA chairman stated that the Management would encourage the enabling Environment for all parties to operate positively whilst appreciating the magnitude of local content achieved already by operators across the board.
The facility tour is an on-going activity by the board members of the Organisation who were accompanied by the top Management of the NPA during the facility appreciation.
Amongst the board members who were with the chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye during the occasion were Mr. Charles Efe Emu Kowhate Sylvester, Mrs. I. J. Uche Okoro and Umar Shu’iaibu.
Chief Micheal K. Ajayi
General Manager, Public Affairs.