NPA MD Visits Port to Assess Implementation of Executive Order


Eromosele Abiodun

In a sustained drive to ensure total adherence to the presidential order on 24 hour operations at the ports, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has urged stakeholders at the nation seaports to collaborate effectively towards the actualisation of the tenets of the Executive Order through the window of the institutionalised ease of doing business.

Hadiza, who inspected operations at the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa from midnight on Saturday to the wee hours of Sunday morning, stated that the port environment has been prepared for total compliance with the order. She therefore charged agencies at the ports to collaborate, prioritising information sharing as a tool to be utilised in this regards.

According to her, there are no rooms for compromises on the wheel of progress to total obedience to this Executive Order. She noted that she was at the port to lead by example and to ensure the Nigerian ports and indeed the nation at large take their place of pride in the comity of nations.

The NPA boss stated: “As we come to the end of the ultimatum on the subject, we must work in unison and create pathways to efficiency. This is why we are in the trenches this night so that the work gets done. Therefore it is appreciated if we go extra mile on compliance and implementation of this regulation.”