NPA Directs Terminal Operators To Participate At a trade Fairs 

Yemisi Izuora
The Nigerian   Ports   Authority, NPA, has directed that henceforth all Terminal Operators would be encouraged to take full participation in Trade Fairs and Exhibitions.
The
   Managing   Director   NPA   Hadiza   Bala   gave   this  indication   in   Lagos
yesterday
  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.
It could be recall that under the current concession regime there are currently
26
   terminal   operators   operating   in   the   six   seaports   in  the   country.     The
terminal operators are responsible for the loading and off-loading of cargo in
the ports
Hadiza whose speech was read by Alhaji Abubakar Umar the Port Manager,
Rivers Ports also informed invited guests at the fair that the Authority has
started
   aggressive   efforts   aim   at   attaining   the   ISO  9001   complaints   and
certification in the nation’s seaports.
She
   expressed   the   strong  optimism   that   the   attainment of   the   ISO   9001
certification will improve the financial performance of the Authority, ensure
quick turnaround time, improved traffic and business process in the ports.
She 
 disclosed that  already the Management  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 Mabogunjeinformed 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 these matter and the
economy as a whole.

She   further   stressed   that   the   2018   Fair   with   the  theme  “Connecting
Businesses, Creating Value”
 could go a long way at promoting synergy by
players in the public and private sectors for a mutual benefit adding that the
present   day   business   would   desires
   connectivity   in   businesses,   link
industries
   and   integrate   processes   to   accelerate  economic   growth   and
development.
Toki lauded the NPA Management for the several accomplishments aimed at
repositioning
   the   sector   for   improved   quality   service  delivery   through   an
efficient port system.

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