Bala-Usman: Hard Work Required to Attain Global Best Practices


Eromosele Abiodun

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has charged the executive and management teams of the organisations in the nation’s ports to work harder in order to make the ports competitive, efficient, effective and up-to-date in global best practices.

Speaking at a management retreat organised by Messrs Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from the United State of America (USA), she called on the heads of such organisations to be technologically advanced and modern in every sense of the word.

Usman added that on assumption of duty, she took it upon herself the challenges of pursuing reform measures aimed at instituting best practices that would ensure ease of doing business in our operating and administrative processes.

Usman added that she has implicit confidence in the caliber of workforce in NPA which are highly educated, trained and exposed in a well-established organisational structure.

The NPA boss added that the time has come for NPA to do things differently and in accordance with global accepted standard if we are serious about being globally competitive.

The one day strategy Management retreat had in attendance, all Executive Directors, General Managers and a cross section of high level Managers of the NPA.