Sunday 22nd October, 2017
Translate Language:::
Share

BPE, NPA to collaborate on maritime industry growth

BPE, NPA to collaborate on maritime industry growth

The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterpris­es (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh has expressed the readiness of the Bureau to collaboration with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for a sustained development of the maritime industry.
 
Okoh who stated this when he received the Managing Director of the NPA, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman in Abuja said that this has become necessary in order to enhance effi­ciency and service delivery at Ni­gerian ports.
 
A statement by BPE’s Head, Pub­lic Communications, Chukwuma Nwokoh said the chief executives reviewed the maritime industry and agreed on the framework for evaluation of the ports concession agreements. They also discussed the infrastructural challenges at the ports and the ways to address them.
 
Okoh stated that the Bureau would constantly liaise with the NPA to ensure that the concession­aires keep to the terms of the cove­nants they signed with the govern­ment and also to ensure that the agreements that are due for review are done expeditiously.
 
Both expressed optimism that the Reform Bills, especially the Ports and Harbour Bill and National Transport Commission Bill which are current­ly receiving attention at the Nation­al Assembly, would optimize opera­tions at the ports. The two bills when enacted would strengthen the tech­nical and economic regulatory framework in the maritime in­dustry.
 
In her remarks, NPA MD, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, explained that synergy between both agen­cies would ensure an all-encom­passing review process of the ports concession agreements.

SHARE ON: