Once again, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), lead by Hadiza Bala Usman has been commended for the success it had recorded in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
Top executives of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) domiciled at the Presidency who visited the NPA Management at Marina, Lagos
Leader of the delegation, and Director Civil Service Transformation Department, Gabriel .T. Aduda, said the current management of NPA is bringing to bear, the dividends of a most effective Administrative Management in the operational activities and developmental projects in line with best practices.
In her response, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman revealed the preparedness of her Management at collaborating in meaningful initiatives with the Government Agencies.
She said having been driven by due process and generation of income for the government, NPA will continue to do the best for the growth of the industry.
She enlisted the support of the Commission in her quest for a regime of greater infrastructural sufficiency and customer satisfactory operations in the sector and in relations to activities in the sub-region.
Usman who solicited guidance of the Commission in order to perform creditably well in their mandate especially on fiscal challenges in relation to budgetary provisions, she assured of total compliance to all issues of procurement and Private Public Partnership (PPP).
Earlier, the leader of the delegation Gabriel .T. Aduda affirmed that the Committee was a Federal Government entity set up to effectively assist the Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) and Ministry Departments and Agencies (MDAs) reduce the cost of corporate governance and administration most especially on the execution of projects on going across the nation as captured in 2017 budget as well as come up with strategies within which Government would boost its revenue base to meet up with relative expenditure profile.
According to him, the Commissions responsibilities includes strategizing for the improvement for the civil service needs areas and recommend to Government accordingly concerning these for example as its concerns condition of service and remuneration.
He stated that Government was appreciative of the exploits of the NPA Management through the windows of Public Private Partnerships concerning the laid out operational business plans for Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal and the Single Window initiatives amongst other projects herewith not forgetting the Management efforts at Human Resource Development, Capacity Building and making a public document the budget of the Organization through a renowned synergy agreement with Messrs BudgIT.
Top Management of the NPA on hand during the occasion to support the Managing Director included General Manager, Business Development and Joint Venture, Engr. Tolulope Talabi.