NPA scraps zonal structures

Ms Hadiza Usman Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

The Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved a new organisational structure and the commencement of a Business Process Re-engineering initiative that will create synergies to improve efficiency. It has also approved the redistribution of all General Managers in its employ.
The far reaching initiatives which are aimed at making the NPA a truly professional and performance driven organisation, were approved at a board meeting which held at Eko Hotel, Lagos recently.
The new development was made known in a statement issued Friday 25th August by Mallam Ibrahim Nasiru, Principal Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, while noting that this review became important because NPA’s structure had remained the same in spite of the 2006 concession which changed the Authority’s status from owner/operator to landlord.
Changes approved by the board include: the reduction in the number of General Managers from 25 to 22; the upgrade of the Hydrography and Dredging Department into a Division status to be headed by a General Manager in recognition of its strategic importance to the Authority; the upgrade of the Information and Communications Technology Department into a Division to take more responsibilities from Departments like Utilities; the creation of a new Monitoring and Regulations Division; the merger of the Capital Projects and Maintenance Divisions into a single Engineering Division to eliminate redundancies; the scrapping of the Special Duties Division; scrapping of the zonal office structure such that departments in the ports will now report directly to the head office.
Other decisions taken include: a change in the nomenclature of nine departments and divisions including Public Affairs, which will now be known as Corporate Communications; Overseas Office (London Office) into International Liaison Office; Capital Projects and Maintenance Divisions now to be known as Engineering Division; Hydrography & Dredging Department now Hydrography Services Division; Monitoring and Compliance Division now Monitoring and Regulation Division; Commercial and Port Promotion Services Department now Tariff & Billing Department; Secretary/Legal Services now Legal Services; Insurance & Risk Management Department now Enterprise Risk Management Department and the Business Development and Joint Venture Department into Public Private Partnership Division.
NPA however assured staff members affected by the restucturing that their jobs were safe and secure as they will only be redeployed elsewhere fitting their competences.

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  1. Thanks for all the posting that you have been sending to my mail.
    I am in love with the news this news of ” NPA scrapping zonal structures”. If it is done,it means restructuring that the people are clamouring for has finally started. Kudos to the woman saddled with the responsibilities of the seaport.

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