The new General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications Division of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje has resumed duties.
Goje was the General Manager, Eastern Zone of NPA but deployed to the division recently following the scrapping of the zonal structure. A seasoned port administrator, Goje began his civil service career with Borno State Government as Land Officer in the Ministry of Land and Survey shortly after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) assignment in 1983 and rose to the rank of Deputy Director in charge of Land Administration in 1992.
The new image maker transferred his service to NPA in August 1993 as Traffic Manager and has since managed the Traffic Department effectively. He has been senior Traffic Manager in Lagos Port Complex, Assistant General Manager at both Eastern and Western Zones and Port Manager of Onne Port Complex, among others.
The Borno State-born port administrator attended University of Maiduguri and Bayero University, Kano where he bagged Bachelor of Science Degree (B.SC.) in Geography and a Masters Degree in Land Resources respectively.
Happily married with children, Aliyu Goje also attended several management courses within and outside Nigeria, among which are Port and Shipping Management, Logistics, Transportation and Port Training in New York, a performance culture in a concessioning system, South Africa, Strategic Management and Policy etc.
In an interactive session with the officials of the division, Goje called on them to key assiduously into the current management’s policy thrust, which is anchored on service delivery.
“I have high hopes we will deliver on our targets and responsibilities.
“As professionals, we have to tinker the best way to ensure we sustain plausible publicity mileage for the NPA management utilizing technology and innovation. This way the organisation’s vision, mission and values essence would essentially be upheld to the appreciation of both stakeholders and the public at large,” he was quoted as saying.