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The Honorable Minister Of Transportation Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has emphasized that the NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY must be committed to the single window project, improved vessel traffic and to fast track her automated cargo handling operations, which will invariably enhance revenue generation in the port industry.
Speaking at the 2016 world maritime day celebration in Lagos, Hon. Amaechi said this year’s event is for reflection on the role of private sector in the continuous efforts to turn around the maritime industry, and therefore urged members of Marine Transport Committee of the National Assembly to expedite action concerning transport sector reform bill, in order to give the industry effective performance across the board.
The minister who advocated for a re-examination of the free movement of cargo within the West African sub-region, as a result of the unwholesome activities of some companies doing business within nations bothering Nigeria, promised that everything will be done to ensure Nigeria maximizes her shipping potentials with a view of making more economic gains.
In her statement, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman said she had given approvals for budgetary allocation which will ensure that all degenerated infrastructure would be repaired in order to increase traffic and operations in our Ports.
The Managing Director also expressed NPA’s determination to stick to the details Of the Authority’s 25 years master plan for development of the ports in the country, as this will remove overlaps and ensure NPA is properly repositioned for improved revenue generation, adding that a clear development plan will soon evolve.
She pointed out that the organization was in the process of reviewing all concession agreements stressing that sanctions will be applied to all those who falter In the MOU agreements earlier signed in the wake of concession, since NPA will do everything to ensure a level playing field for all Stakeholders.
Present at the meeting include Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Transport, Alh. S. Zakari, a former Managing Director of the NPA Chief Adebayo Sarumi, Director General Of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside, A Maritime lawyer And stakeholder Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi amongst several others.

Chief M.K Ajayi
General Manager,Public Affairs.
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