Kudos to Mohammed Bello-Koko

Great things are happening in Nigeria, thanks to the good work being put in by some foresighted individuals. Mohammed Bello-Koko, the current Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), is one such person. He has been instrumental in transforming the nation’s maritime sector since assuming office in February 2022.

Under Bello-Koko’s leadership, the NPA has emerged as a leading calvary of efficiency and transparency, earning accolades as the most committed agency in driving government reforms. This commitment is proved true by the NPA’s achievement of 100% in implementing over 63 reform activities, significantly enhancing operational effectiveness across Nigerian ports.

One of the pivotal reforms initiated under Bello-Koko’s stewardship is the reduction in export processing time from an average of 10 days to a swift three to five days. This move has greatly boosted Nigeria’s competitiveness in global trade and is one of the highlights of Bello-Koko’s proactive approach to streamlining processes and enhancing the ease of doing business within the maritime sector.

Bello-Koko’s strategic vision extends beyond immediate reforms to long-term infrastructure development and capacity building. Spearheading initiatives like the reconstruction of key port complexes and the establishment of new deep-sea ports, he has helped to position Nigeria for sustained economic growth and enhanced trade facilitation.

Bello-Koko’s tenure has also pushed revenue generation up high, with the NPA’s revenue increasing significantly from N361 billion in 2022 to N501 billion by the end of 2023. This is all thanks to his adept management of financial resources and commitment to fiscal prudence amidst global economic challenges.

What about Bello-Koko’s role in clearing decades-long traffic gridlocks at Lagos ports? This feat has improved logistics and paved the way for increased export activities. In this respect, the man is aligning closely with President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies that emphasize infrastructure development and economic revitalisation.

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