L-R: Former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; Sokoto Governor, Tambuwal; Shippers Council’s Bello Hassa; NIMASA’s Dr. Peterside; NIWA’s Boss Mustapha; and, Senator Gbenga Ashafa at the 15th National Council on Transportation Meeting in Sokoto, Sokoto State.
In the news:
NPA’s New Port Managers
According to a release in June by the General Manager Corporate & Strategic Communications, Adams Jatto, the Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the immediate redeployment of some Port Managers along with the appointment of a new Technical Assistant, Administration, to the Managing Director.
Accordingly, the former Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Mrs Aisha Ali-Ibrahim, was moved to the headquarters as Assistant General Manager Operations, while Mrs Olotu Funmilayo, Port Manager, Calabar Port, took over her position at LPC. Mr Umar Garba became the new Port Manager of Tin-Can Island Port (TCIP). Mr Simon Okeke remains Manager, Delta Ports, while Mrs Asien Ehemeiri, replaced Mrs Olotu as the new manager, Calabar Port. Akporherhe Emmanuel moved to Corporate Headquarters as Principal Manager Safety while Alhassan Abubakar retained his position as Manager Onne Port. Mr Yunusa Anji, Principal Manager, Environment, moved to Rivers Port as the new Manager while Mr Isah Danazumi is now the new Technical Assistant Administration to the Managing Director. Danazumi took over from Musa Shehu Yaro who has moved to Procurement Division as Assistant General Manager.
NPA Elevates Managers
The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the elevation of some managers to the rank of Assistant General Manager (AGM), in line with its commitment to operational efficiency, according to a press release signed by one of the promoted officers, Ibrahim Nasiru, of the Corporate and Strategic Communications.
The others are Eze Saint David Chima of the Audit Division; Ibezim Geofery of ICT (who moves to the Monitoring and Compliance Division); Fawole Adeleke Stephen of Accounts; Jagun Khadijat (previously of Medical Services now moved to SERVICOM as Assistant General Manager); Adah Ambrose and BamgbalaTokunbo, both of ICT; Nwaiwu Bartholomew Chijioke of Procurement Division; Maltok Josephine Adar, NPA’s Abuja Laison Office; Engr. Ashade Olarewaju Kolawole of Dockyards; Sobande Theresa Nkemdilim (previously of Personnel, now moved to Administration); and, Dr. Mrs EssienTitilola Ayoola of Medical Services.
According to the press release, all the appointments take effect from the 1st August 2017.
NPA Set To Engage International Consultants to Achieve Deeper Draught
The management of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) is set to engage international consultants to assist in the optimization of future dredging operations in Nigerian ports in its bid to further reposition the cost of maintaining better navigable channels.
NPA’s managing director, Hadiza Bala Usman, revealed this to reporters during a visit to Daily Trust Headquarters in Abuja.
The role of the existing Joint Venture channel management companies and auditors in the project is yet to be fleshed out.
According to DDH findings, however, the optimization is an audit of the capital and maintenance dredging regime in all the pilotage districts so far in order to interrogate the quantities and performance being claimed by the channel management companies.
Thereafter, the Authority may feel emboldened to marshal the way forward to manage the current rate of dredging activities which NPA’s top management feel is too high and exorbitant.
The terms the current joint venture partners expire in three years when a re-bidding of the positions will fall due.