NPA Launches RIMS for Improved Revenue

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Eromosele Abiodun

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has declared that the implementation of newly launched Revenue and Invoice Management System (RIMS) was meant to improve both revenue generation and ports operations using real time modern methods and techniques.

Speaking, at the Go-live and launching of the (RIMS), the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman said that the platform is a fully convergence system which helps to integrate business in the ports industry through the use of internet based devices.

Usman pointed out that as ever desired by NPA’s management, RIMS would block revenue leakages amongst transparent operational procedures, which would not only strengthen the processes of operation but emphasise the exclusion of unnecessary human interface in doing business at the ports.

According to her, the Customer Portal, “will further provide a platform for our clients to fast track transactions at the Ports and communicate with management seamlessly. It is pure improved customer service delivery and a base for enhanced operational efficiency.”

She added this will further enhance progress on the Single Window Platform with strategic automation in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service.

In his welcome address, the Executive Director Finance and Administration, NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko highlighted the fact that the platform would enhance profitably and assure uniform tariff rates across all Port locations. He said the user friendly portal would also enhance accuracy and completeness of documentation.

Also speaking, the Executive Director Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies called for sustained synergy amongst stakeholders with information sharing being the theme in order to achieve milestones in the sector.
According to him, excellence is the target and all hands must be on deck to attain that status.