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565 NPA Staffers honoured for long service, merit, gallantry

565 NPA Staffers honoured for long service, merit, gallantry

Business, Maritime
A total of 565 staffers of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) were honoured by management for long service, merit and bravery at a colourful ceremony held at the NPA sports ground, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos, at the weekend. Most of the awardees had served the organisation for 25 years and above; seven staffers received merit awards while special recognition went to fire officers, pilots and engineers. In her address at the occasion, NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman commended the workforce for their cooperation, understanding and sacrifices and for helping management attain her goals in 2017. She noted that her open door policy in the organisation was deliberate and intended to enable her achieve the "important task of repositioning port operations in Nigeria for bette...
How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

Business, Opinion
The maritime industry in Nigeria contributes about 90% by volume of the goods that come into the country and by value, it is the third largest contributor to our nation's coffers after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigeria Customs Service. Since the early 70s, government has invested heavily in marine infrastructure in the sector to bring about port efficiency and high productivity. At a point in our nation's history, there was need to build a brand new port and government set about building the Tin Can Island Port in 1977 to take care of the cement armada of the late 70s. The agencies in the sector which are funded by government include the NPA, the Nigerian Shippers Council, the Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency and the National Inland Wate...
NPA to Partner Women in ANLCA on Port Operation, Says Usman

NPA to Partner Women in ANLCA on Port Operation, Says Usman

Business, Port News
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has said that as a strong believer in partnership and collaboration, she will tap into the knowledge and experience of Women in ANLCA (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents) which will guide the Authority in making policy decisions on Ports Operation. Hadiza Bala Usman made this assertion while receiving a delegation of Women in ANLCA led by its Governor, Hajia Bola Muse who paid her a courtesy call in her office in Marina, Lagos Thursday . She continued; “I would like to say that in Nigerian Ports Authority, we believe in partnership and collaboration, we believe that there is a need for the Authority to reach out to critical Stakeholders and partner with them in any way we can, We understand and appreciate ...