NPA, Army College of Logistics to partner on capacity

The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar presenting a plaque to the Commandant, Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL), Major General Richard. Duruwho paid a courtesy call onthe Management at the Authority’s Corporate Headquarters, Marina, Lagos.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has declared that it is desirous of sustaining the existing collaboration between it and the Army College of Logistics to ensure that it benefits from the logistics experience of the college.

The Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services of NPA, Prof Idris Abubakar stated this he received the Commandant of the Army College of Logisitcs, Major General Richard C. Duru who visited the NPA headquarters in Lagos.

Abubakar, who represented the Managing Director, said that to standardize operations at the nation’s seaports, NPA would tap into the world of knowledge of the logistics professionals of the Nigerian army.

Professor Abubakar offered a common area of confluence of understanding and information sharing to necessitate basic solutions to questions requiring answer in the dual-collaboration involving both agencies of government.

Earlier in his presentation, the Commandant of the Army College of Logistics, Major Gen. Richard Duru said that being a crucial hub for national logistics supply chain, the NPA deserves support from all and sundry with the view to ensuring that necessary variables are deployed expectedly.

He said the Army College of Logistics would be ready to partner with the NPA and other government agencies in the area of offering training facilities of repute manpower development to employees thereby contributing most meaningful in enhancing the logistics at the Ports and beyond.

Furthermore, the Commandant commended the various successes recorded by the Hadiza Bala Usman led NPA Management and expressed the optimism that it is expected that the Management would surpass greater expectations placed on them by stakeholders.

On safety and security, the Commandant opined that nothing should be allowed to mortgage societal safety adding that the issue of conflict, peace and harmony are amongst the art of societal living that are prioritized into the front burner so as to safeguard the society and contribute effectively to the Ease of Doing Business across the nation in line with International Best Practices

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