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NPA, Chamber of Shipping seal partnership deal

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has extended the hand of collaborative fellowship to the Chamber of Shipping as well as other stakeholders’ in the Ports Industry.

This was made manifest on Thursday following a courtesy visit to the NPA Headquarters in Lagos, by the leadership of the Chamber.

In her address, the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman explained that the agency is re-strategizing on its core functions with the intention of enhancing development in the Maritime Industry.

She further maintained that her administration would collaborate with the Chamber in moving the industry forward.

Earlier in his response, the President of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Mr. Andy Isichei congratulated Usman on her appointment and promised that the Chamber would give her total support so she can move the industry forward.

He further commended the Managing Director for all the innovative ideas she has implemented since assumption of duty and for the palliative measures made so far on the dilapidated Port Access Roads. He also commended her on the Authority’s continuous enforcement of the minimum standard requirement for trucks operating within the Ports Industry.

Mr. Isichei also canvassed for empowering and sponsorship of Nigerian Seafarers on access to sea training programme where they would acquire requisite experience for the future.

At the event, were the NPA Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies and the General Manager, Health Safety and Environment, Ahmed Yusuf. While on the Chamber’s entourage are Director General, Mrs. Oby Obi, Emi Otaji, ChrisAsoluka, Mina Oforikuma, Ify Akerele and Chris Anyaegbuna.


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