(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has pledged its support for the operations of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), as part of its contributions to engendering safety and security of the state, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports
In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru,a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, stated this while playing host to a delegation from the Fund Management led by the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun.
“We will work towards synergizing with you to safeguard lives and properties in the State,” she said.
(Security): is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.
She said that it would be necessary to also ensure that activities of the Agency cascades into the Apapa Port metropolis to contribute to all concerted efforts aimed at increased customer satisfaction and effective service delivery.
Usman expressed optimism that the visit of the delegation from the Trust Fund would go a long way in strengthening the already existing relationship between the two establishments.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive of the Trust Fund Dr. Balogun had sought collaboration from the Management of NPA in their quest to bring dividend of good governance to Lagosian in the area of safety and security even as the whole Nation grapples with basic security issues most recently.
Planning the accountability of the Agency, he postulated that the Trust Fund assures Stakeholders of very judicious execution of project within the budget of the Trust Fund.
He said it was necessary for Stakeholders to interface critically with the Fund in order to cover the State totally in their agenda to ensure peace and tranquility of the entire society which would in turn attract investments.
The chain he said would create employment and provide an enabling environment for business to thrive.
The Management of the Trust Fund in turn pledged support for Management exploits concerning effective Truck Management System with the view to aiding efficient delivery of cargoes at the Ports