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The Honorable Minster of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has commissioned two tug boats; MT Musawa and MT Ikoro-Ekiti in line with Government’s desire at sustaining the ease of doing business at the Nations Sea Ports.

Addressing Stakeholders at the unveiling ceremony in Lagos, the Honourable Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi stated that Government is determined to stimulate greater operational efficiency at the nation’s sea ports adding that the maritime sector is critical to the growth of the economy.

According to Amaechi, “Government is poised at developing the sector because it occupies a fundamental place in the actualization of the economy recovery growth plan (ERGP) of the Buhari administration”.

He added that plans had matured at linking all nations ports to rail network in order to facilitate trade across board. The honorable Minister commended the Management of NPA in it’s audacious efforts at repositioning the ports with a competitive edge.

Contributing the Chairman Board of Directors of the authority Chief Akin Ricketts said the commissioning of the tug boats marked another landmark in government quest to provide world class services at the nations seaports whilst highlighting that all hands must be on deck in prioritizing the critical sustenance of the sub sector as a great contributor to the growth of the national economy.

Chief Ricketts solicited stakeholders support for synergy in the aspiration of moving the industry forward which should be the concern of all and sundry.

In her remarks, the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman told stakeholders that the management of the authority is committed to continuous upgrade of facilities and equipment so as to enhance greater service delivery amidst optimal performance. She assured the Shipping community of effective collaboration in the aspiration that the nations shipping community joins the comity of nations.

The MD NPA appreciated vast encouragement from the presidency, federal executive council, and the honorable minister of transportation while the management navigates through the dictates of repositioning the authority along lines of best practices “Let me thank President Muhammadu Buhari  and every member of the federal  executive council for their support in making this a reality.”

Likewise, “I must express our gratitude to the honorable minster of transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi for his unceasing encouragement towards improving operational efficiency at the ports.

 

Adams Jatto

General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications

 

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (right) addressing stakeholders at the commissioning of two tug boats – MT Musawa and MT Ikoro-Ekiti in Apapa, Lagos.

L-R: The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, NPA Board Chairman, Akin Ricketts, the Chairman Ship Owners Forum, Margret Orakwusi christening tug boat, MT Musawa at the occasion in Apapa, Lagos.

L-R: The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, former NPA Board Chairman, , Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, the Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium, Vicky Haastrup christening tug boat, MT Ikoro-Ekiti at the occasion in Apapa, Lagos.

L-R: The Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium, Vicky Haastrup, former NPA Board Chairman, Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chairman NPA Board, Akin Ricketts during the occasion.

Tug Boat – MT Ikoro-Ekiti

2020-06-21T08:34:10+00:00
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