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NEW HEAD OF NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY WANTS TO WORK WITH SHIPPING PROFESSIONALS

The new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, is keen to work with professionals in the maritime sector to make the ports more attractive to business.

The NPA General Manager for Public Affairs, Chief Michael Ajayi, says she has expressed her determination to close the gap between the NPA and the professionals by engaging them in most of its activities and she received members of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) in her office Wednesday.

She told the NPCC members that she would need their inputs and those of other professionals to move the industry forward. The NPA would find a solution to the issue of gridlock in Apapa port, west of Lagos Island, and fix the access roads to boost port operations.

She expressed concern over other challenges facing ports in the country and assured the group of her determination to find lasting solutions to the problems.

Hadiza said she would look critically at all the recommendations made by the NPCC and promised to implement the good ones to boost the economy. She said the maritime industry “needs the experience which many members of the NPCC are bringing to NPA in charting a new course for the sector”.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK