Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has promised that it would encourage terminal operators and other maritime stakeholders to participate at trade fairs and exhibitions to promote their business activities.
The Managing Director NPA Hadiza Bala gave this indication in Lagos on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the opening of the “NPA Special Day” at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair.
According to Hadiza Bala Usman, who was represented by Alhaji Abubakar Umar the Port Manager, Rivers Port, the presence of the terminal operators at trade fair arena would enable them to showcase their activities to the numerous visitors to the fair and educate them on their services.
The NPA boss also informed participants at the fair that the authority had started aggressive efforts aim at attaining the ISO 9001 complaints and certification in the nation’s seaports.
She expressed the strong optimism that the attainment of the ISO 9001 certification will improve the financial performance of the authority ensure quick turnaround time, improved traffic and business process in the ports.
She disclosed that already the NPA management had directed all the relevant divisions and departments in the identified critical requirements needed to ensure the successful attainment of the project.
Speaking earlier on, the President Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) represented by the Deputy President Toki Mabogunje informed the gathering that the chamber which was founded in 1888 is the “premier as well as the oldest chamber of commerce in Nigeria”
According to her, the primary objective was to promote support legislature or other policies affecting trade Industry, Commerce and Agriculture as well as represent the opinion of the business community on these matter and the economy as a whole.
She further stressed that the 2018 Fair with the theme “Connecting Businesses, Creating Value” could go a long way at promoting synergy by players in the public and private sectors for a mutual benefit adding that the present day business would desires connectivity in businesses, link industries and integrate processes to accelerate economic growth and development.
Mabogunje lauded the NPA Management for the several accomplishments aimed at repositioning the sector for improved quality service delivery through an efficient port system.