The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been rated excellent in service delivery by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR).
In the evaluation of the Self Assessment Tool (SAT) on performance ranking, NPA bagged the Platinum Award after scoring 91.25 per cent.
The SAT was deployed in May 2022 to reposition and reengineer organizational performance for delivery of the gains of good governance.
Presenting the report of the assessment at NPA headquarters virtually on Thursday, BPSR Director-General, Dasuki Arabi, said the tool, which has to its credit a United Nation Award, was among the best innovations from the bureau.
“At the end of the independent self-assessment, the validated assessment and in-depth analysis of processes and practices of the agency.
“The findings and outcome adjudged NPA as a Level 5 ‘Platinum Level ‘organization i.e. exceptional performance, with performance level of 91.25%.
“This means that NPA performance far exceeded expectations due to exceptionally high quality of work in all essential areas of responsibility, resulting in an overall quality of work that is superior, exceptional or unique.
“It is worthy of note that the whole process of the assessment was free from both internal and external influence,” Arabi said.
He commended the staff of the NPA, but said the report discovered that some of the members of staff were lackadaisical in their work.
Arabi advised NPA to give wholesome attention to the recommendations for more exceptional performance.
“We must commend the patience and focus with which NPA worked with the BPSR SAT team to see all the objectives successfully realized.
“This is an important reform exercise which noticeably would boost NPA’s contribution to government effort to reposition and enhance the national economy,” he added.
Responding, the NPA Managing Director, Mohammed Bello-Koko, said they were very pleased with the report and would plug gaps identified by the report.
Koko, who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Ms Adenrele Adesina, also commended the BPSR for what he described as fair and objective assessment.
“This kind of exercise is very useful because it focuses on everybody’s mind. We will take this report, as it will help us to design processes and priorities for the coming year.
“I firmly believes that there is much that can be achieved in public service.
“NPA is a mini Nigeria, it is a perfect institution to demonstrate what is possible within public service.
“We look forward to working with you in the next circle of the exercisenan.”