NPA EMBARKS ON MASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURAL REHABILITATION IN THE EASTERN PORTS
The management of Nigerian Ports Authority would step up efforts to bring her infrastructures in the Eastern Ports to date, in order to make the Ports more functional, and to boost business in view of the enormous potentials in that part of the country.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Warri yesterday, the Chairman of Board Of Directors of NPA, Mr Emmanuel O. Adesoye said that "the greatest asset any organization could have is indeed manpower and therefore any organization which does not invest in her personnel should not expect the best from them".
Mr Adesoye added that the authority is lucky to have a listening executive management and a Board that is ready to support them all the time, also stressing that NPA will soon embark on Corporate Social Responsibility which will be visible and also impact on the whole community rather than a few people.
In her speech at the stakeholders meeting, the Managing Director of NPA Hadiza Bala Usman informed the stakeholders that the authority would only receive payment in foreign currency for services rendered, as the organization also pay most of her bills in foreign currency.
She also stressed that NPA is currently interfacing with the Central Bank Of Nigeria on behalf of the stakeholders to find solution to the scarcity of Dollar adding that NPA has also included the issue of the dredging of Warri channels in next year's budget proposal.
Finally, Captain Charley Etobi a stakeholder at the meeting, suggested that a comprehensive rehabilitation of the breakwaters should be carried out before the channel is dredged so that the project would yield the desired result.
M. K. Ajayi
General Manager, Public Affairs