|The out-going Managing Director of NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi (Left)handing over notes to the new MD, Malam Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero at the NPA Headquarters, Marina, Lagos today.|
Bayero on Wednesday assumed duty in
Lagos as the new Managing Director of
the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA).
from the former managing director, Malam Habib Abdullahi at ra brief handover ceremony which held at
the NPA headquarters office in Marina.
Abati, announced the termination of Abdullahi’s appointment on April 29 in
announced the immediate appointment of the new managing director.
address, the new managing director said he hoped to work at his best with the
staff to the best interest of the nation at large.
managing director also solicited the support of the out-going managing
director, saying it was good to seek the support of someone who had experienced
the job demands.
hope we work together for the interest of the country because I know that
anything that affects this place will affect the larger society.
in efforts to undertake programmes that will grow the authority through
your support; I wish the out-going the best. We will always consult because it
is good to consult someone who has been there,” he said.
the President for the appointment and the opportunity to come and serve in this
the out-going managing director, thanked God for the grace and mercy that saw him through the period of his
service as the NPA boss.
described Ado Bayero as friend and brother, while expressing interest to
support him whenever necessary.
urged the staff of the Authority to extend the same support he enjoyed to the
new managing director for the benefit and growth of the NPA.
the new NPA Managing director would need the support the more because he was new to the industry,
adding that he must not be left to fail.
for His mercy and grace that saw me through the period I served as the Managing
Director of the NPA.
to support and assist him like you did for me. He needs the assistance more
because he is new to the industry.
for the new managing director is obligatory, so I am ready to give my
of interests takes much of the time, but the new managing director must not be
allowed to fail,” Abdullahi said.
that beyond what people may think, the job challenges took 90 per cent, while the
excitement that comes with it is just 10 per cent.
gone through so many challenges and excitements, but I can say that the
challenges are 90 per cent, while the excitement is only 10 per cent.
leave it to posterity to judge our work. It is difficult to say goodbye, but
everything that has a beginning will also have an end,” he said.
NPA boss thanked Mr President for the opportunity to serve and thanked the
unions for their support and times they assisted in addressing some challenges.
workers union and the senior staff associations of the NPA pledged their
support for the new managing director, while bidding the out-going farewell.
Oduntan, the Executive Director, Admin and Finance, also pledged 150 per cent
support for the new NPA boss.
Adviser of the NPA, Eniola Williams presented the Nigerian Ports Acts to the
new managing director.
conducted the signing ceremony where the handover note was done.