‘Clean environment at Seaports, good health critical in operational efficiency’

The management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reiterated its resolve to make the Nation’s Seaports a pride worthy of emulation in line with International Standards.
 According to NPA, the resolve is attainable through adherence to better sanitization and improved environment for a most efficient service delivery in a Safe, Secure operational abode.
The Executive Director Marine and Operations of the Organization, Dr. Sokonte Davies who visited Tincan Island Port Complex during his facility appreciation tour of the Western Ports stated that it is in respect to the adherence with the dictates of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) injunction concerning Occupational, Health, Security and Safety that his tour is fast tracked by Management in line with best practices.
According to a statement issued by NPA’s General Manager in charge of Public Affairs, Chief Micheal Ajayi, Davies enjoined all staff to ensure that the Port environment is kept clean and free from encumbrances like junks and scraps.
 He said: “This would go a long way to portraying the Nation’s Seaport in good light before the International Community in particular and Stakeholders at large’’.
According to the Executive Director, management is determined at ‘’Turning things around’’ in its quest at improving on the existing facilities and services to all Stakeholders.
 He affirmed that these would impart positively on the revenue generation of the organization which is one of the major thrust of the current management, thereby playing out in our GDP boost.
In addition, he charged the port management to ensure that it comes up with a realistic budget on its basic needs as soon as possible “which would aid and eventually facilitate the quick and efficient delivery of services to our numerous clients”.
He was accompanied on the tour by the General Managers, Marine and Operations Headquarters, Mr. Joshua Asanga, Monitoring and Compliance Western Ports, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu, Health, Safety and Environment Headquarters, Mallam Yusuf Ahmed and Arch. Biodun Gbadamosi.