Thursday, 15 October 2015

Nigerian Ports Authority Advocates for Improved Port Infrastructure

Nigerian Ports Authority Advocates for Improved Port InfrastructureThe Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Mallam Habib Abdulahi has advocated for the provision of adequate port infrastructure by the Federal Government and the private sector to facilitate export activities through the nation’s seaports.  

He however pointed out that other factors which might be extraneous to the Authority are also critical towards achieving enhanced export activities in the nation’s seaports.   Stressing that the provision of appropriate port infrastructure was necessary to enhance trade in the economy, Malam Habib assures that the Authority would encourage any effort designed to change the trade orientation of the nation from import dependent to export.  

The Managing Director was speaking through the General Manager Capital Project, Engr. Rufai Mohammed in a paper titled “Providing Enabling Port Infrastructure to Enhance Trade” at the just concluded two day International Seatrade and Investment Convention (ISIC) 2015, under the theme “Exploring New Trade Frontiers”.  

He reiterated that as globally accepted seaports accounts for over 80 per cent by volume of International trade and commerce, emphasising that for a seaport to be competitive, it must have a robust infrastructural base amongst other requirements.

He argued that with the major infrastructural improvements embarked upon by the Authority in its ports and harbour in all its four pilotage districts, coupled with the impending 25 year port master plan which has reached an advanced stage, the Organisation is being positioned to properly meet the demand of all categories of port users for both imports and exports. Read More...


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