Following a recent re-shufflment and re-assignment of portfolios by the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, a new Port Manager; Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho has taken over as the Port Manager of Onne Port in Rivers state.
Dantsoho was received by Management team from Onne Port including the Acting Port Manager, Dr. Julius Agbo, the Principal Manager Corporate and Strategic Communication, Mrs. Barbara Ejemeh Nchey-Achukwu, Head of Departments including some labour unions among others.
Welcoming the new Port Manager at the Conference Room NPA, Federal Lighter Terminal Onne, the outgoing Port Manager; Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar represented by Dr Julius Agbo, Chief Medical Director Onne Port expressed satisfaction for the new posting, saying that the only thing constant in life is change. He maintained that such changes strengthen the operations of Nigerian Ports Authority.
"We are happy to have you at the Port", he said insisting that the level of attendance by Heads of Departments shows how happy we are to receive you as the new Port Manager.
Responding, the new Port Manager expressed appreciation on the warm reception accorded him while thanking the NPA Management Onne Port and other stakeholders for their excellent performance even as he applauded the HODs, for their wonderful contribution in making Onne Port a revenue hub for the nation. "Onne Port is a thriving Port competing favourably in revenue generation next to Lagos Ports" he said.
He commended the outgoing Port Manager, Alhassan Ismiala Abubakar for his contributions and achievement at Onne Port and solicited with HODs, other staff, including Port users to extend such cooperation accorded his predecessor to take the Port to a greater heights.
Continuing, Dr. Dantsoho enjoined the workers to always be team player, noting that such is key to achieving a remarkable progress. He said, team work encourages all to learn from one another adding that Onne Port has made remarkable progress in areas of enhancement of efficiency, improved workers welfare and operational capabilities among others.
He however noted that NPA Onne is a success story and appealed all to work harder to boost more revenue generation even as he urged all to embrace M/D,Hadiza Bala Usman's qualities of dedication to work, unwavering courage, sympathy and understanding while describing her as an epitome of professionalism.
He assured that under his administration, they will move Onne Port to a higher level.
In his remarks, Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (NWUN ) Onne chapter, Comrade Jonah Chukwu, welcomed the Port Manager. He said Onne Port is a family Port where family bond is established leading to team work, revealing that as a new Port Manager ,he is inheriting assess and liabilities.
Assets in the area of committed and hardworking staff while liabilities in the area of welfare packages for staff.