Operators as concessionaires in all the nation seaports, the management of the
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed that henceforth all such operators
would be encouraged to take full participation in Trade Fairs and Exhibitions.
this indication in Lagos on Thursday while declaring open the “NPA Special Day” at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair.
the terminal operators in trade fair arena would enable them to showcase their
activities to the numerous visitors to the fair and educate them on their
concession regime there are currently 26 terminal operators operating in the
six seaports in the country. The
terminal operators are responsible for the loading and off-loading of cargo in
Abubakar Umar, the Port Manager, Rivers Ports, also informed invited guests at
the fair that the Authority has started aggressive efforts aim at attaining the
ISO 9001 complaints and certification in the nation’s seaports.
attainment of the ISO 9001 certification will improve the financial performance
of the Authority, ensure quick turnaround time, improved traffic and business
process in the ports.
directed all the relevant divisions and departments in the identified critical
requirements needed to ensure the successful attainment of the project.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) represented by the Deputy President, Toki
Mabogunje, informed the gathering that the chamber which was founded in 1888 is
the “premier as well as the oldest chamber of commerce in Nigeria.”
promote support legislature or other policies affecting trade Industry,
Commerce and Agriculture as well as represent the opinion of the business
community on these matter and the economy as a whole.
the theme “Connecting Businesses,
Creating Value” could go a long way at promoting synergy by players in the
public and private sectors for a mutual benefit adding that the present day
business would desires connectivity in businesses, link industries and
integrate processes to accelerate economic growth and development.
accomplishments aimed at repositioning the sector for improved quality service
delivery through an efficient port system.