NPA to create enabling environment at Onne, Port Harcourt ports

Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr Sokonte Huttin Davies addressing stakeholders

By Gboyega Oni

Stakeholders operating at Onne and Port Harcourt ports have been charged to contribute meaningful ideas that could facilitate the Ease of Doing Business at the two ports as the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said it would work towards creating an enabling environment for them to operate optimally.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman gave the charge during an interaction with the stakeholders in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The NPA boss, who was represented by Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr Sokonte Huttin Davies, said the meeting was an opportunity for NPA management to meet with operators with a view to identifying areas of needs in order for the NPA to engender greater operational efficiency at the nation’s seaports

According to Usman, “It is imperative for all agencies at the ports to contribute most meaningfully as part of measures to facilitate Ease of Doing Business at the Ports,” stressing that NPA on its part would work towards creating an enabling environment for Stakeholders to operate optimally.

The NPA management promised to give prompt attention to issues raised at the forum.

Other NPA officials at the forum were Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar and General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Abdullahi Goje and the Port Managers of Onne and Port Harcourt Ports, Alhassan Ismail Abubakar and Umar Abubakar Garba.

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