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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, shares a point of concern with Honourable Ayodeji Joseph, Member House Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways representing Apapa Federal Constituency. To his left is GM Western Ports of NPA Arc. Abiodun Gbadamosi. To the MD’s immediate left is the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, to her right is the Executive Director Engineering and Technical Services of the NPA,, Prof. Idris Abubakar.

CSR: NPA moves to get FG’s nod for reconstruction of Lagos port access roads in partnership with Dangote



.I won’t rest until port access roads are motorable- NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

.Road reconstruction to be done through PPP

. Reconstruction exercise to gulp N4.3bn

. NPA to fund the road project with N1.8bn of total cost

. Construction to last for 10 months

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has taken steps to get the approvals of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing for the reconstruction of the access roads leading to the Ports within the Western Ports axis in order to contribute to Ease of Doing Business at Nigerian ports, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

The reconstruction exercise, according to the Managing Director, which she considered as part of NPA’s Corporate Social Responsibility role to the society, would be done through a Public Private Partnership effort with the Messrs Dangote Group and expected to gulp the sum of N4.3bn.

In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru on behalf of the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Authority, Usman, who said this during a tour of the Port access roads within the Lagos pilotage district accompanied by the top Management of NPA, disclosed that the Authority would contribute the sum of N1.8bn of the total cost of N4.3bn of the construction project.

“We are reengineering the roads for business to thrive; we just need to get it done. This is critical to us,”NPA MD said.

{Corporate social responsibility-CSR}:  is an organisation’s initiative to assess and take responsibility for the entity’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing. CSR generally applies to efforts that go beyond what may be required by regulators or environmental protection groups.

{Public Private Partnership- PPP}:  The term PPP, which is also known as 3P or P3 is a cooperative arrangement between one or more public and private sectors, typically of a long term nature. Governments have used such a mix of public and private endeavors throughout history.

{Ease of Doing Business Index}: It is a World Bank ranking from 1-190, in which economies are ranked on their ease of doing business in which a higher rankings means (a low numerical value) meaning the regulatory environment / agency like (NIMASA) makes business operations conducive to local firm/ stakeholders or starters.

The MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman (right); Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello appreciating the concerns of a Stakeholder concerning the state of the Apapa Ports access roads.

She said NPA was poised to having a smooth movement of cargoes in and out of the Ports to the hinterland thereby enthroning a most efficient and greater operational activities across the nation’s Seaports.

The statement reads in part, “In the main time, the MD said immediate palliatives would be carried out on the roads whilst the main project of reconstructing the roads would follow accordingly.

“The NPA helmsperson said the construction would cover a length of 12 metres with full utilities in the area of drainage for a life span of 30 years pointing out that the construction would last for 10 months. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed by all parties within a forth night for construction to commence thereafter, she added.

“In addition, Hadiza Usman reaffirmed the Management’s immediate plans of having a holding bay to aid efficient service delivery at Western Ports as would be prioritized through the window of the principles and tenant of Public Private Partnership (PPP). This she said would be facilitated the call-up system where trucks that comply with laid down rules and regulations are made to do business within the Port.”

Furthermore, she informed Stakeholders that the issues were already before the Presidential Group on the ease of doing business within the nation headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) in efforts to utilize all holistic approaches in order that we get this over with, she added.

She appreciated the efforts and contributions of Stakeholders at ensuring that the NPA Management delivers on its mandate of making sure it transformed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) into a “model agency” – a desire it had pursued most vigorously since inception.

On the Management team of the NPA were the Executive Director Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar, the General Managers Health, Safety and Environment, Engr. Ahmed Yusuf, Western Ports, Arch. Abiodun Gbadamosi, Capital Project, Engr. Peter Obinomen as well as the House of Representative for Apapa Federal Constituency and Member House Committee on Ports and Harbours, Ayodeji Joseph. Stakeholders also were on hand to appreciate the activity to unfold.

Recall that in the early month of February of this year, NPA MD took a strategic step to deflate the Oshodi -Apapa Expressway gridlock that had for long defied solution, by partnering with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to that effect.

She said part of the strategies to adopt in the protection of lives and properties with respect to partnership with FRSC was to ensure that all articulated vehicles and trucks which on daily basis freight containers and assorted bulk cargoes to different parts of the country from the ports meet the required minimum safety standards.





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