New MD of NPA, Usman, resumes, promises zero corruption
The new Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, and the first female to occupy that position, Ms. Hadiza Usman, has resumed office with a pledge to optimize operational efficiency in the parastatal and generate more revenue for the federal government. A handover ceremony between her and the former Managing Director, Malam Habib Abdullahi, held on Monday in Lagos.
She said she would apply team effort to move ports operations to a higher level of efficiency that would translate to more funds generated into the Treasury Single Account, TSA. Essentially she said she would streamline operations in consonance with the demands of the 21st Century ports management.
According to her, our ports are the critical arteries of the economy and it is our duty to ensure that the operators deliver ports services in line with the standards deserved in the 21st century.
“We will listen to our customers, importers and exporters and other agencies working in the ports to improve on our service delivery to the nation.
“Anything less than the world class services is simply not acceptable. Attaining such height is the mission to which we can all subscribe to.
“As a team leader, I have come to add my best efforts to yours so that we can collectively achieve result for our industry.
“We must work as a team, pursuing common goals with professionalism and diligence.
“To function as regulator, all of us at NPA must be committed to the highest standards of performance. Let us uphold the most diligent work ethics in our individual beats as well as collective undertaking to achieve result.
“Everyone at the NPA has a role in promoting best practices in upholding good governance, standards and delivering quality services.
“We would jointly work hard with integrity and zero-tolerance for corruption.
“I hope and I believe we would jointly work together as one family to achieve our mandate,’’ Usman said.