NPA, NEPZA working on boosting non-oil export

Picture: Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Mohammed Bello- Koko (right) presents a plaque to the Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority NEPZA, Prof Adesoji Adesugba during a working visit to the Marina, Lagos headquarters of the NPA, recently.

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko has said that the authority is willing to partner the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) towards boosting non-oil exports.

Bello-Koko gave the assurance when the Managing Director of NEPZA, Prof Adesoji Adesugba paid a working visit to the NPA headquarters in Lagos, recently.

He said the management of NPA under his watch was working assiduously to boost non-oil export in line with efforts to diversify the country’s economy from the current total dependence oil crude oil export as the only means of foreign exchange earnings.

According to him, this commitment informed the decision of the management to designate several terminals across various port locations strictly for the handling of export cargo to avoid delays.

Prof Adesugba had while speaking earlier hinted that the purpose of the working visit was to seek ways through which both organisations would collaborate in promoting non-oil exports out of the country through the seaports.

He however expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the management of the NPA in boosting non-oil exports through the seaports. He specifically commended the Managing Director, Bello-Koko for providing purposeful leadership.

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