NPA donates materials to IDPs, restates commitment to CSR
Usman, MD NPA
The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA has said that the current management of authority would continually discharge its Corporate Social Responsibility obligations to its various host communities.
Managing Director of the authority, Hadiza Usman, who made this pledge, said the current management would leave no stone unturned in sustaining the commitment it has already established in terms of her corporate social responsibility efforts across the country.
The Managing Director spoke in Maiduguri, Borno State in the north eastern part of the country when she addressed a cross section of the media shortly after handing over some relief materials and items meant for Internally Displaced Persons IDPS to the Governor, Mr. Kashim Shettima.
The Managing Director, who stated that the organisation had made similar donations to the IDPS in Adamawa and Yobe States, added that the authority is desirous of prioritising its CSR efforts as well as sustaining it.
According to her “The NPA believes that there is need to strengthen our CSR which among, others include projects that address the needs of host communities in order not just to enlist support and synergy towards a harmonious mutual dividend but to partner government in the quest to provide for IDPS and others that are in need.
“This continued support is expected of us as a responsible corporate entities and agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria”, she said.
The MD, who commended Governor Shettima for his commitment and courage in bringing dividends of good governance in a holistic manner to the people even under very difficult situations stressing that the developmental projects running through the state speak volume in this regard, however called on other corporate entities to join hands in this very important journey.
Some of the relief materials donated include bags of rice, beans, corn, millets, and tins of palm oil, mattresses and solar lamps.
Governor Shettima had while speaking at the brief ceremony, expressed appreciation to the NPA-boss these kind gestures and promised that the relief items will be judiciously utilised across board in the affected areas,
He also sought the support of stakeholders in the maritime industry and beyond for the new management of NPA in its zeal of making the nation’s seaports efficient and competitive as well as NPA a model agency and the ports a hub port of destination in sub Saharan Africa.