The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called on operators at the nation’s seaports to collaborate towards ensuring a boost in the power generation at the ports.
Doing so, the NPA added, will ensure that there is enough power to sustain operation and bring about greater efficiency.
The Chairman of the board of directors of the NPA, Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye gave the advice during the directors’ facility appreciation tour of locations in western ports of the organisation.
He added that it is important for operators to collaborate and think out of the box in the area of Independent power generation at the ports.
According to him, ‘’our nation is facing a hard time and we all have to work together to help the economy’’.
He added that power is a major ingredient for national development adding that, “We have to deploy it.”
Specifically, he said the NPA would aim at maximising the dividends of concession in order to handle grey areas in a holistic manner so as to engender a common harmonious result for stakeholders.
Furthermore, the chairman told stakeholders that the federal government is desirous of stimulating agricultural produce export through the nation Seaport.
This, he stated, would amount to more generation for the nation.
He added that it is critical to reduce berthing, waiting and turnaround time of vessels in order to improve revenue generation for the nation which would in turn impact positively on the living standard of the masses.
The NPA chairman stated that the management would encourage the enabling environment for all parties to operate positively whilst appreciating the magnitude of local content achieved already by operators across the board.
The facility tour is an on-going activity by the board members of the organisation who were accompanied by the top management of the NPA during the facility appreciation.
Amongst the board members who were with the chairman were Mr. Charles Efe Emu, Kowhate Sylvester, Mrs. I. J. Uche Okoro and Umar Shu’iaibu.