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OLU OF WARRI SOLICITS STAKEHOLDERS SUPPORT FOR NPA MD.

The Olu of Warri, HIS Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikewoli, has called on all stakeholders in the Delta Ports to give maximum support and cooperation to the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman so that the transformation she has brought to the region could be fruitful and sustained.

The Royal father made this call while receiving the representative of ther Managing Director, the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies in his palace in Warri on Tuesday  June 26th, 2018.

Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies (5th from right), His Royal Majesty, Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli (middle), and other NPA top Management at the Palace of Olu of Warri during a courtesy call. PHOTO BY NPA MEDIA

He asserted further that Nigerian Ports Authority remains part of his family and that he is always happy to associate with the organisatio, stressing that as the first female Manading Director, she has transformed the fortunes of the ports in his domain, namely Warri, Koko and Sapele ports which has been dormant over the years.

While praying for the Managing Director to succeed in her assignment, he said the people are excited and happy about the dredging of Escravos channel which he said will boost the economy of Delta state,

The Executive Director had represented the Managing Director at the 3rd edition of the stakeholder forum for Warri port.

In his welcome address, the port manager of Delta ports, Warri, Mr Simon Okeke disclosed that Warripport has never had it better than now and commended the present executive management for providing infrastructure that is making Warri port to function optimally.

Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies addressing Stakeholders during an interactive forum at Delta Port, Warri. PHOTO BY NPA MEDIA

He added; ‘ Since the last Stakeholders’ Meeting, several positive developments had been achieved by this management. The entire port is fully illuminated. The Executive Management is equally giving befitting attention to our channels’.

In his remarks, the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies noted that the present management had initiated the idea of the forum as a way of identifying the challenges of the industry and also to monitor the pace of progress in ports operations.

He pointed out that one such challenges is the issue of draught of the channels and that management is encouraging stakeholder to embrace the use of flat bottom vessels at Warri port which has been experimented in Calabar port.

Dr Sokonte said further; Now that management is ready, we beg for your cooperation. We cannot stop this government from doing what we cannot do. We are here as a family, urging both hands to wash each other”.

One of the stakeholder, President of the Warri Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture {WACCIMA}, Mr. Simon Asite lauded the efforts of the present management under the Managing Director, Hadiza towards moving the maritime sector forward in the Delta region.

Chairman, Ogbe\Ijaw Local Government Council, the host community, Hon. Friday Dengham assured the management that his council will ensure adequate security so that the on-going projects in Delta ports will go on uninterrupted.

Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to the Managing Director by the immediate past president of WACCIMA, Dr. Austine Egbegbadia.

 

 

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