The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has called on stakeholders in the maritime sub sector to collaborate amongst each other with the view to sustaining the Presidential Order on Port Operations.

Similarly it has also put in place effective machinery to comprehensively review the progress and challenges associated with the strive to ensure broad actualization of the executive order.

These were part of the contents of the Managing Director of NPA Hadiza Bala Usman’s statement during an inter-agency interactive session on the subject at the corporate headquarters of the organization Marina Lagos.

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (8th left), Executive Director, Marine & Operations,NPA, Dr. Sokonte Davies (7th left), Executive Director, Engineering & Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar (6th left) with members of the Inter-Agency / other Stakeholders Committee on the Implementation of the Executive Order on Seaport Operations, during an interactive session at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos.

She enjoined agencies in the maritime sub sector to make information sharing a pivotal part of activities whilst collaborating with each other.

According to her “there is need to improve efficiency. We need to work hand in hand together, we have to improve efficiency of our ports. We need to work united as a team towards success across the industry. It is about the greatness of our dear country Nigeria”.

“Let us work together to make our ports competitive in the sector and in the sub region”.

Furthermore, she called on all and sundry to be up and doing so the road to total adherence to the tenets of the Executive Order on Port Operations would be devoid of encumbrances.

She later presented the joint stakeholders committee report on the implementation of the Executive Order on Port Operations through the window of “ease of doing business” on the nation’s sea ports.


Ibrahim Nasiru

Prin. Manager, Public Affairs

For: General Manager, Public Affairs

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