NPA,DETERMINED AT REVIVING BUSINESS POTENTIALS AT THE SEA PORTS---ADESOYE,CHAIRMAN ,NPA. BOARD.
The numerous business potentials at the Nation,s disposal especially in our sea ports would be swiftly harnessed with a view to improving revenue generation for the country under the present board of directors of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA).
This has become necessary, considering the level of down turn in the oil sector which has resulted in efforts holistically directed towards diversifying the economy through other variable such as emphasizing the exportation of agricultural produce and mineral resources to African countries and indeed word wide through the Nation,s sea ports.
These remarks were made by the current Chairman of the NPA, Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye during an interactive session with stakeholders in the subsector whilst on a tour of facilities in Eastern Ports accompanied by other board members the the Executive Management of the Authority.
Adesoye stressed the need for all hands to be in deck at this critical time through improved synergy by players in the sector by way of proper planning and meaningful sharing of information within the sector and beyond. He affirmed that the board and the management were away of numerous challenges facing ports and locations adding that they were getting attention through the 2017 budget.
Speaking during the ever the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman stated that Management would pay due attention to the dredging needs of locations with the view to ensuring greater customer service delivery. On the invalaibility of plants and equipments, She assured that they would be prioritized within budgetary provisions.
On his part, the Port Manager Delta Ports, Mr S. OKEKE appealed for assistance concerning perimeter fencing to secure the port, intense promotion for to attract more investments and the rehabilitation of infrastructure at the port located in warri.
The board later embarked on an assessment of the port facilities.
M. K. Ajayi
General Manager, Public Affairs