• Charges new officers on excellence
In a bid at providing efficient port services in a safe, secure and customer friendly environment, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman has expressed the satisfaction of the organization Environmental Pollution preparedness concerning oil spillage on the nation’s territorial waters.
In this regard, she unveiled modern pollution and environmental equipment namely Drones, Jet Skies and Booms for surveillance, monitoring and containing oil spillages. Others are Blowers, Pressure Washers, Skimmers, Power Pack Absorbers and Multiple Dispersant Sprays.
Speaking during the event, the Managing Director urged the Officer and Staff in charge of the equipment to put them into optimal use to the appreciation of the Stakeholders whilst bringing to the fore that the Government is interested in ensuring the effective compliance and sustenance of the Ease of Doing Business at the Ports.
She, therefore, postulated that matters concerning the Occupational Health of the Officers and Staff of the Authority is constantly paid premium to and urged the Pollution and Environmental crew to utilize the equipment to its optimal use.
In another development, Ms. Bala Usman at the passing out ceremony of 125 Officers of Squad 49 of Fire Service Department of the Authority has charged the new Officers to join the pool of vast professionals abounding in the Organization in delivering nothing but excellence to the Industry in line with the organization’s vision.
In addition, she told Stakeholders that the ancillary’s skills acquired by the Officers like Swimming and Water Rescue, Articulated Vehicle Driving, Road Traffic Crash Rescue and First Aid Treatment are critical ingredients for professionalism adding that Management would ensure that they impact meaningfully in the system.
Furthermore, she pledged commitment and support to the Fire Service Department at delivering plausible services in line with Industry Standards. Stating that the NPA pays a premium to best practices “Our objectives are to modernize and transform operational services to enshrine efficient and quality services”. She called on the Officers to join Management in this noble task.