Nigeria to Collaborate With Belgium on Port Development
Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko has said that Nigeria is willing to collaborate with the government and people of Belgium as part of efforts to make Nigeria’s seaports efficient and globally competitive.
Recall that in addition to embarking on a massive upgrade and renewal of port infrastructure, the NPA is embarking on a port community system in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation IMO in line with efforts to automate the port and harbour systems in the country to engender efficiency.
Represented by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Hon. Onari Brown, the Managing Director assured the Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria, His Excellency, Daniel Bertrand, who led a delegation of the country’s business community on trade mission to the NPA Marina, Lagos headquarters recently that Nigeria was open to collaborations on port development.
The Ambassador, who commended the NPA management on its recent efforts to automate port and harbours operations in the country in addition to the infrastructure upgrade, noted that the business community in Belgium was ready to invest and do business in Nigeria’s port industry