The Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA) has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) ) for effective training and capacity building of its workforce.
Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman stated this when she received the officials of the institute visited her office in Lagos. The NIM delegation was led by its Vice President, Professor Olakunle Iyanda.
During the visit, Ms Usman pledged that the management of NPA would increase its patronage of the institute to train its staff and boost efficiency at ports.
The Managing Director also stressed the need for the NPA and NIM to collaborate
on special staff training that would promote mutual benefits in terms of information sharing.
The quality of the training the NPA is seeking, Ms Usman said, must also be in line with international best practices.
In his speech, Professor Iyanda said, the institute, founded in 1961, trains Nigerians in various disciplines of human endeavors in states across the country.
The focus, he said, was to assist government agencies like NPA and others to instill prudent and efficient administrative management system.
He gave kudos to NPA for effective participation of its personnel in its training programmes and urged its management to encourage its personnel to take up top leadership roles in the institute.
He also commended the long standing corporate membership of the NPA in the NIM which he said, dates back to three years after independence.
Professor Iyanda said he was happy that the NPA competed and won the 2016 Mobolaji Bank Anthony awards of the institute. He commended the Awardees and advised the staff of the agency to increase their effective participation.
He also appealed to the management of NPA to take advantage of the various training programmes of the institute to boost the human capacity development of the agency in tandem with international best practices.
According to a statement issued by NPA’s General Manager,Chief Michael Ajayi, other top management of NPA at the meeting were the Executive Director Finance and Administration Mr Bello Koko, his counterpart in the Engineering and Technical Services Prof. Idris Abubakar and the General Manager, Human Resources Yaya G. Buka.
Photo Caption:L-R: Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman with the Deputy President, NIM, Prof. Olukunle Iyanda, FNIM, presenting NIM documents to the Managing Director at the NPA Headquarters in Marina.