The current economic challenges facing Nigeria can fully be addressed if the economic and human potentials deposited within the labour force particularly in the Maritime sub-sector are swiftly harnessed in a holistic manner along government’s diversification efforts towards the utilization of other revenue generation initiatives in order to stimulate the economy to growth.
These observations were made by the Chairman Board of Directors of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Emmanuel Adesoye as him and his fellow Board Members continued their appreciation visits of locations in Eastern Ports.
Adesoye reaffirmed that NPA has been strategically positioned to most meaningfully contribute towards the nation’s recovery from economic down turn by prioritizing the potentials of the exportation of Agricultural and Mineral Resources through the Nation’s Seaports. This he said would enhance improve revenue generation.
The Chairman reassured Stakeholders and investors that Management is working towards the provision of Craft and Equipment’s across the nation under budgetary limit, stressing that this will address the challenges confronting efficient service delivery, as well as safety of lives and cargo at the Nation’s Seaports. ‘’It would also bring about improved revenue generation he added’’.
In his contribution, the General Manager Eastern Port, Abdulahi Goje appreciated the tour of facilities by the Board Members and called for assistance in addressing grey areas in respect of security challenges so that the locations would operate and perform optimally.
According to him, this are critical ingredient for efficient service delivery and improve revenue generation consequently.
The Board Members were accompanied on the tour of the facilities by the General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance Eastern Ports, Edward Kabir, Port Manager Rivers Port, Umar Abubakar Gabar and other stakeholders.