NPA Sensitizes Stakeholders On The Imperatives Of Environmental Safety And Security

The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime industry of its readiness to prioritize matters concerning operational safety and security with the view to providing necessary support in all the nation’s seaports in order to ensure efficient port services in line with international best practices.Flagging-off a fire drill which took place at the organization’s corporate headquarters inLagos, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman stated that the efforts are aimed at sensitizing officers of the organization, business concerns within and around the NPA head office on the dictates and imperative of upholding the ethics of emergency response in the case of fire disaster and other safety and security concerns.She also eulogized the contributions of the organization’s Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Division towards its readiness to secure lives.In her words “We have deployed two fire trucks and they have shown their knowledge at addressing fire. We are happy with their abilities, the hydraulic platforms are functional, and we have the capability at addressing fire at the NPA and beyond”.Earlier, the General Manager Health, Safety and Environment (HSE); Yusuf Ahmed stated that the sensitization drill being the first of its kind was aimed at assessing the operational efficiency and readiness of her personnel during emergency situations.According to him, “there is a procedure of evacuating the workforce to Muster Points in case of fire out- break that is what we have tried to demonstrate and uphold”. Ahmed added that the event is planned to be carried out quarterly.