NPA will provide world-class services — Hadiza Bala Usman
The newly appointed Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman yesterday said the NPA under her would provide world-class services to terminal operators.
She made the vow while taking over from Malam Habib Abdullahi at the NPA corporate headquarters in Lagos.
The new MD said every staff must strive to enhance operating efficiencies to facilitate improved revenue generation.
She said that as a team leader, she had come to add her best to that of other staff of the authority, adding, “We will listen to our customers, importers, exporters and other agencies working in the ports to improve on our service delivery to the nation. Anything less than world-class services is simply not acceptable. We must work as a team, pursuing common goals with professionalism and diligence. We shall prioritize investment in primary equipment and infrastructure and services committed to by NPA in the concession agreements to hasten clearance of goods.
“As we collaborate in the best traditions of public service, I believe that with commitment and diligence our hard work can position NPA as a model agency. Let us all uphold the most diligent work ethics in our individual beats as well as in the collective undertakings required to achieve results. We will work hard, with integrity and with zero-tolerance for corruption.”
She commended Abdullahi for steering the NPA ship.
In his speech, Abdullahi said the NPA management under him recorded modest achievements since coming on board July 2012.
From left: Out-going Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Habib Abdullahi hands over to his successor Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman, in Lagos yesterday.