By Ajibola Abayomi,
February 23, 2018.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to encourage the movement and evacuation of cargoes from the nation’s Seaports to the hinterland across the country.
This according to the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman was in order to reduce the pressure on the Port Access Road and to serve as a solution to the perennial gridlock being experienced within the Ports Axis.
This Managing Director was speaking through the Executive Director Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies at the first Quarter Forum of the Ports Consultative Council (PCC) held at Victoria Island, Lagos recently.
The Managing Director informed Stakeholders at the gathering that the NPA Management pay premium to the developments of Port infrastructure in order to engender efficient service delivery in the nation’s Seaports.
Hadiza assured the Stakeholders that the Authority is working assiduously towards ensuring the speedy completion of renovation works on the Quay Apron at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal. Expressing their position that the renovation of the Quay would improve the operational efficiency of the Ports.
While assuring that Management would continue to keep a harmonious relationship with its Stakeholders, the Managing Director enjoined the Stakeholders for their support and compliance with Government directives.
The Chairman PCC, OtunbaKunle Folarin at the occasion urged Operators and Stakeholders to engage the NPA on a mutually beneficial synergy which would help in moving the Industry forward.