We are repositioning NPA for more efficiency and security – Koko
Through Steve agbota
The The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko, assured that the leadership under his leadership was working to reposition the country’s seaports and the Authority for greater efficiency, safety and accountability.
Koko, who spoke at the just concluded strategic retreat for senior executives, revealed that the Authority is currently poised to create and maintain a competitive advantage by offering the best port operations of its range. category. He added that the event was designed to strategize and develop smart and actionable milestones. This, he said, is in order to ensure the growth, competitiveness and future readiness of the nation’s port systems, which he described as relevant.
He further revealed that as part of efforts to position the agency towards increased efficiency, safety and accountability, management highlighted the factors that would improve this outlook as well as the ability to gain greater market share. ; which include renewal and expansion of infrastructure, introduction of barge operations and automation of truck transit through the electronic call system.
Others include improving sources of income and collection, eliminating revenue leakage and reducing overheads, eliminating monopoly behavior, formulating and implementing policies to encourage patronage of eastern ports and encourage competition.
The management also complies with the requirements of the Consolidated Revenue (Fund) and the Fiscal Responsibility Act, adherence to international best practices, elimination of red tape, boosting worker morale and capacity building, among others. .
He also revealed that these initiatives have laid the groundwork for some steps with great potential for more as some of the reforms continue to turn into successes as evidenced by improved freight throughput and revenue growth.
The boss of the NPA said: “Because excellence is a moving target, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels, we need to redouble our commitment to continuous improvement as an organizational culture. Exceeding the expectations of internal and external stakeholders, which is a cardinal objective of this management, will require your unwavering support as heads of directorates, divisions, sites, departments, sections and port units.