MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman

The International Maritime Organisation IMO has re-elected the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman as the vice-chair of its Facilitation FAL Committee.

The Facilitation Committee is charged with the responsibility of addressing issues related efficiency of shipping by dealing with matters related to enhance international maritime traffic, including the arrival, stay and departure of ships, persons and cargo from ports. The committee also ensures that the right balance is struck between maritime security and the facilitation of international maritime trade.

 The latest election took place during the closing of the 44th Session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 44), which held virtually between September 28 and October 2, 2020.

Responding to her re-election, Bala Usman described it as an honour to Nigeria. She promised to work with the Chair and the IMO Secretariat in realising the lofty objectives of the FAL Committee and the IMO.

The NPA-boss praised the chair of the committee, Ms Marina Angsell from Sweden for her leadership. She also thanked the IMO Secretary-General and the Committee for re-electing her to serve.