The Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has commended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko for the strides being made by his management team especially in the area of revenue generation and remittance.
The Minister the commendation while on his maiden visit to the corporate Headquarters of the NPA as part of the activities marking the celebration of the World Maritime Day, 2022, with the theme ‘New Technologies for Greener Shipping’
The Minister was accompanied by the Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye,the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani; some directors and other top officials of the Ministry.
Sambo stated that Muhammadu Buhari- led administration was quite pleased with the reforms being implemented by the NPA Management in moving the nation forward in view of positive developments the sub sector has brought to the nation’s economy in line with international best practices.
Muhammadu Buhari,he enthused was quite elated with Mohammed Bello-Koko and his management team for their efforts at resuscitating and boosting the economy especially the Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) which has cushioned the effects of the resources of the nation caused by the fall in the prices of crude oil.
The Minister also solicited for further co-operation from other relevant stakeholders, while assuring the stakeholders and the maritime community of the readiness of government to provide the enabling environment and support to the management of NPA under the stewardship of Bello-Koko towards making the port environment more efficient and customer- friendly in order to attract investments and remain relevant within the comity of Maritime nations.
n his words,”MD NPA, I must state that the Council is happy with you and your team. I commend you and your management team for your efforts in moving the nation forward especially the increase in revenue generation to government coffers. You have done well. But I call on you to further block all other grey areas .”
Sambo further reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government in ensuring that the Lekki Deep SeaPort project commences operations as scheduled before the end of 2022.