Oversight Visit: NPA assures on budgetary performance


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured stakeholders of its readiness to ensure a most efficient budgetary implementation in all ramifications.

The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman who made this known while addressing the members of the House of Representatives Committee on Pots, Habours an Waterways who visited the corporate Headquarters of NPA on oversight function Wednesday called for the support of the maritime industry stakeholders in the rehabilitation of the dilapidated infrastructure and in the procurement of plants and equipment across the nation’s seaports.

Represented by the Executive Director Finance and Administration of NPA, Mohammed bello Koko, the Managing Director said that the NPA would pay premium to training its staff in line with best practices particularly concerning certification required for them to operate seamlessly and efficiently.

In his address, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Pat Asadu enjoined the NPA to keep the good work they were doing in the course of modernizing the Ports Industry charging them to prioritize critical areas of concern in its budget implementation while other sections would be attended to accordingly.

Furthermore, he stated that Government would not compromised on improved operational efficiency urging the NPA Management to work towards greater revenue generation as the economic situation facing the country requires creative administrative management expertise in order for the living standard of Nigerians to appreciate once again.

“We are generally impress by the performance of the NPA and if there are other areas we want them to improve when they come for budget defense, these areas would be highlighted to them”, he said.

NPA according to Asadu, was a very important organisation and quite strategic to the realization of stronger economic growth in Nigeria.

He therefore urged the organization to improve its savings especially in the face of the current economic realities in the country.

The Chairman was accompanied on the visit by other members of the Committee as they later visited the office of the Lagos Channel Management Company, (LCM) and other areas of interests.

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