Hadiza elected VP In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ports and Har­bors

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS - By Chris Agabi

The Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Nige­ria Port Au­thor­ity (NPA) Ms. Hadiza Bala Us­man has been elected the Vice Pres­i­dent (Africa Re­gion) of the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ports and Har­bors (IAPH), the Tokyo, Ja­pan, based global trade as­so­ci­a­tion for sea­ports.

She joins five other Vice Pres­i­dents rep­re­sent­ing other con­ti­nents of the Gov­ern­ing Body of the 62 years` old or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion, Mr. San­ti­ago Gar­cia Milà is from Spain.

She is ex­pected to re­sume of­fice im­me­di­ately. Ms Bala Us­man ex­pressed de­light at the election which she said was in recog­ni­tion of Nige­ria’s strate­gic im­por­tance in the global mar­itime map and ef­forts of the NPA to re­po­si­tion the sec­tor. She pledged to jus­tify the con­fi­dence of mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion and make Nige­ria proud in the pe­riod of her ser­vice at the IAPH founded in 1955.

The IAPH is a non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion which rep­re­sents the in­ter­est of ports across the world. It has a mem­ber­ship of over 200 ports and na­tional ports rep­re­sen­ta­tive bod­ies and re­cently ac­quired a con­sul­ta­tive states with five United Na­tions agen­cies in­clud­ing: the United Na­tions Eco­nomic and So­cial Coun­cil (ECOSOC); United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime Or­ga­ni­za­tion (IMO); United Na­tions Con­fer­ence on Trade and De­vel­op­ment (UNCTAD); United Na­tions En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gramme (UNEP); the In­ter­na­tional Labour Of­fice (ILO) and the World Cus­toms Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WCO).

Hadiza Bala Us­man

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.