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Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko, Managing Director of the authority, Hadiza Bala Usman and President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, Alhaji Ismaila Muhammadu Zakari during a courtesy visit of the ICAN president to the management at NPA’s Marina, Lagos headquarters recently.

The Nigerian Ports Authority has said it would give priority attention to fresh ideas and suggestions that would lead to the efficiency of Nigeria’s seaport system.

Managing Director of the authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who made this pledge during a courtesy visit by President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, AlhajiIsmaila Muhammadu Zakariin, also said she is committed to strict adherence to Federal Government’s regulations and policies in the discharge of her duties.

According to her, as the gate way to the economy of the nation, NPA would at all times welcome fresh ideas and suggestions with a view to making the seaports more efficient and internationally competitive.

To this effect, she assured that the authority would strengthen collaboration with the ICAN and other similar bodies as this would help to enhance capacity building of the personnel of the organisation.

Usman who played host to the visiting ICAN president in company of the Executive Director of the authority in charge of Finance and Administration Mohammed Bello Koko insisted that the management does not believe that it knows it all and hence the need to seek collaborations with relevant bodies.

Meanwhile, president of ICAN, while speaking during the event, said the visit was in line with ICAN’s desire to strengthen its relationships with the NPA since the institute has a large number of its members in the organisation.

“We are all impressed by the MD’s various efforts to plug revenue leakages in the NPA and other giant strides in training the human resources of the organiation”, he said.

The president of ICAN pledged the support and cooperation of members of the institute in NPA will always be available to assist the management, especially in terms of helping to further stabilise the organisation, being well trained on the need for confidentiality of reports.

He therefore charged the MD of NPA to remain steadfast in the discharge of her duty, adding that the nation appreciates her appointment being the first female to be so appointed and also all she had done since then and therefore looks up to her to deliver on the authority’s mandate.