NPA to re-establish railway tracks in Lagos ports to boost export – MD

NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has stated that NPA would work conscientiously towards achieving the government export agenda, noting that NPA had designated Lily Pond Terminal in Ijora and Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Ikorodu specifically for the export of agro produce.

This was contained in a release given to PortNewsNigeria in Lagos by Mr. Mohammed Goje, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, NPA.

According to the release, Usman stated this in a goodwill message on at a workshop in Apapa on agric produce export titled “Nigeria Agricultural Integrated Export Control Plan Zero Rejects Initiative on Agric-Produce.”

She said that NPA had begun the 24 hour port operations to re-position the organisation effectively in anticipation of an increase in the volume of export activities as NPA collaborating with terminal operators and Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to re-establish the rail tracks in all terminals in Lagos ports.

According to her, NPA is also partnering with terminal operators to establish Export Desk in all the terminals to facilitate the export of agro produce.

“The authority is collaborating with terminal operators and agencies like the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to re-establish the rail tracks in all the terminals in Lagos ports in order to facilitate the conveyance of export cargoes in line with greater efficient customer services,” said Usman.

Usman added that negotiation is on-going to direct empty containers to holding bays at aonded terminals to reduce waiting time of trucks on our roads, adding that security agencies have been engaged to facilitate easy control of Traffic on the Roads.

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