. Pledges to build staff capacity
(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has unveiled drones among other modern marine pollution equipment as part of proactive measures taken to cater for environmental challenges that might emanate in future, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
This was done during the passing out ceremony of 125 Officers of Squad 49 of Fire Service Department of the Authority where she equally pledged Management’s commitment and continued support to staff in the area of capacity building towards greater efficiency and service delivery.
In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA, Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje, modern pollution and environmental equipment unveiled by the proactive-thinking NPA MD include Drones, Jet Skies and Booms for surveillance, monitoring and containing oil spillages. Others are Blowers, Pressure Washers, Skimmers, Power Pack Absorbers and Multiple Dispersant Sprays.
NPA Management team led by the MD, however, expressed satisfaction in the area of Environmental Pollution preparedness of the Organization concerning oil spillage on the nation’s territorial waters with respect to the proactive step taken in this regard.
Speaking further, the proactive-thinking Hadiza Usman urged the Officer and Staff in charge of the equipment to put them into optimal use to the appreciation of the Stakeholders whilst bringing to the fore that the Government is interested in ensuring the effective compliance and sustenance of the Ease of Doing Business at the Ports.
She therefore postulated that matters concerning the Occupational Health of the Officers and Staff of the Authority is constantly paid premium to and urged the Pollution and Environmental crew to utilize the equipment to its optimal use.
On capacity building of staff, an elated Hadiza Bala Usman expressed excitement at the fact that 21 out of the Squad are of the female gender stressing that it is an indication that women are beginning to see the value of breaking the barriers of limitation that the society has place on them.
According to her, Management is aware of the numerous challenges in today’s business environment and would ensure that it works assiduously towards realizing its Mission statement of providing efficient Port Services in a Safe, Secure and Customer Friendly Environment.
She charged the new Officers to join the pool of vast professionals abound in the Organization in delivering nothing but excellence to the Industry in line with our organizational vision.
In addition, she told Stakeholders that the ancillary’s skills acquired by the Officers like Swimming and Water Rescue, Articulated Vehicle Driving, Road Traffic Crash Rescue and First Aid Treatment are critical ingredients for professionalism adding that Management would ensure that they impact meaningfully in the system.
Furthermore, she pledged commitment and support to the Fire Service Department at delivering plausible services in line with Industry Standards. Stating that the NPA pays premium to best practices “Our objectives is to modernize and transform operational services to enshrine efficient and quality services”. She called on the Officers to join Management in this noble task.
Present at both events were the Executive Directors, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sekonte Davies, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello Koko, and of the Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar as well as other top Management Staff.