MD NPA Orders Terminal Operators To Participate At Trade Fairs And Exhibitions     

The representative of the Managing Director, NPA, Abubakar Umar, assisted by the Vice President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines and other participants, cuts the tape at the Nigerian Ports Authority’s Pavilion at the Lagos International Trade Fair at the Trade Fair Complex, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. 

In order to promote the activities of terminal operators as concessionaires in all the nation’s seaports, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed that henceforth all such operators would be encourage to take full participation in trade fairs and exhibitions.

The Managing Director NPA Hadiza Bala gave this indication in Lagos recent while declaring open the “NPA Special Day” at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair.

According to Hadiza Bala Usman the presence of the terminal operators in trade fair arena would enable them to showcase their activities to the numerous visitors to the fair and educate them on their services.

Hadiza whose speech was read by Alhaji Abubakar Umar the Port Manager, Rivers Ports also informed invited guests at the fair that the NPA has started aggressive efforts aim at attaining the ISO 9001 compliance and certification in the nation’s seaports.

She expressed optimism that the attainment of the ISO 9001 certification will improve the financial performance of the NPA, ensure quick turnaround time, improved traffic and business process in the ports.

She disclosed that already the Management of the agency  has directed all the relevant divisions and departments in the identified critical requirements needed to ensure the successful attainment of the project.

Speaking earlier on the president Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) represented by the Deputy President Toki Mabogunje informed the gathering that the chamber which was founded in 1888 is the “premier as well as the oldest chamber of commerce in Nigeria”

According to her, the primary objective was to promote support legislature or other policies affecting trade Industry, Commerce and Agriculture as well as represent the opinion of the business community on this matter and the economy as a whole.  

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