NPA to welcome Japanese Technology in critical areas of infrastructure

L-R; Mr Obumneme Onuenyenwa ,General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance; Engr, Rufai Mohammed, General Manager, Capital Projects, representing the  Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Habib Abdullahi,   and Mr Yasuhiro Yamauchi ,Section Manager, Urban and Transportation Planning Group of Yachiyo Engeering Company Limited receiving a plague at the visit to NPA HQ in Marina   

 The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi has said the organisation would welcome the infusion of Japanese advanced technology in critical areas of infrastructural development in form of Public Private Partnership.
 In a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Relations of the NPA, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu, the Managing Director assured the visiting Japanese delegation that the Management of the NPA would expeditiously list out technical and infrastructural needs of the organisation, following the Japanese Government’s promise to help, as disclosed by the legation.

Abdullahi, represented by the General Manager Capital Projects, Mr Rufai Mohammed, an engineer, said that the NPA was currently involved in massive infrastructural renewal projects from its Headquarters, Quay length rehabilitation in Onne, Warri and Lagos Ports.

He added that the organisation’s 25 years development plan would soon be ready and it would be a compendium of the development projects.

Mohammed recalled that the NPA had benefited in training programmes by the Japanese Government in the past, and that it was a welcome development that such assistance was being put forward again.

He noted that as a Bilateral issue, he expected the visit to further unite and improve the collaboration between the two countries, especially now that the NPA was embarking on capital-intensive port reforms with the desire to be the leading port in Africa.

 Earlier in his speech, on behalf of the Japanese government, the section manager of the Urban and Transportation Planning Group of the Yachiyo Engineering Company Limited, Mr Yasuhiro Yamauchi, added that the Japanese Government was ready to partner with the NPA in particular and Nigeria in general, especially in the area of technical abilities that would be useful for different projects in the country.

The Japanese representative stated that his country was ready to help the African Continent, wanted to start with Nigeria because of her population and economy.

With Mr Yamauchi were Esmael Mohamed, Engr. B.O Jegede and Mrs Olumese Beatrice, while with the NPA management were the General Manager Monitoring, Mr Obumneme Onuenyenwa, General Manager Special Duties, Mrs Carol Ufere, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Yitnoe Stanley and Mr B.E. Jonah of the Commercial Department.