In a bid to engender operational efficiency and the quest to become the Maritime hub in Africa, South of the Sahara, the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, has approved the appointment of three new Port managers.
The new appointees are Yitnoe Stanley Magaji, former Technical Assistant Marine and Operations to Managing Director now as Port Manager, Onne.
Buba Jibril former Traffic Manager, LPC appointed as the Port Manager, Tin Can Island Port, and Ovbude Nelson Uwaifo, former the traffic Manager, Dangote Jetty, now as Port Manager, Calabar.
The erstwhile Port Manager, Tin Can Island Port, Engr. Yunusa Ibrahim Anji was moved to Corporate Headquarters as Assistant General Manager, Port Engineering while Dantsoho M. Abubakar, former Port Manager, Onne, now becomes Technical Assistant to Managing Director, Special Duties.
Other appointments include
Okaga Charles Bamidele, former Principal Manager, Traffic now Technical Assistant Marine and Operations to the Managing Director.
Leoso Akintunde Oladipo, former Principal Manager at LPC now assumes duty as Traffic Manager, Lagos Port Complex while Aliyu Abubakar former Principal Manager Traffic, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, takes over as Traffic Manager, Dangote Jetty, Lekki.
All the appointments and redeployment take immediate effect.
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NIMASA set to open Lokoja office to harness waterways resources
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has disclosed that the Agency is set to reopen the Lokoja office, as part of efforts towards harnessing the Blue Economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting Research and Development.
The DG, who made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Mal. Usman Hayatu Mazadu at the head office of the Agency in Lagos, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potentials.
“The key cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve on Research and Development.
He said, “Now, the Blue Economy has come to stay and very soon you will see the impact of what we have; in terms of the gains and benefits to grow our Gross Domestic Product while improving the well-being of our own Economy”.
Earlier in his remarks, Mallam Usman of KADSEMA lauded the Agency for the feat achieved so far, which cuts across the entire Nigeria.
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