From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos
All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the forthcoming November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Emmanuel Uba, has stated that the Nigeria Ports and Harbour Authority Act Amandement 2016’ has enabled current reforms in NPA.
According to a press release issued by APC campaign group in Anambra State, the bill sponsored by the Distinguished Senator while in the Nigerian Senate, provided a key institutional and legal framework for the Current reform in Nigeria Port Authority (NPA).
It said that apart from the bill supporting and enhancing the business empires of the Igbos dealing in import and export businesses, it also encourages private sector participation in the provision of port services and port infrastructures, promoting and safeguarding Nigeria’s competitiveness and trade objectives.
It added that the Nigerian Ports and Harbours Authority Act Bill as amended seeks to tackle various offences that characterize Ports and Harbours in Nigeria.
He added that if elected as Anambra State governor he will explore the maritime economy potential of the state and partner with the Federal Government to remove all the bottlenecks that are holding Onitsha Riverport from thriving. “If elected as Anambra State Governor by November 6th, we will explore the maritime economy potential of our state and partner with the Federal Government to remove all the bottlenecks that are holding Onitsha Riverport from thriving,” he said.
He spoke further “While in the Senate, I paid great attention to institutional reforms that will unleash private sector driven economy. I may not be a noisemaker, but I have always fought for what will work for our state without making noise about it,” Senator Andy Uba disclosed.
The release therefore called on Anambra people to connect to the centre by voting for Andy Uba in the forthcoming election in the state. “Let’s connect Anambra state with the center through our party candidate His Excellency, Distinguished Senator (Dr) Andy Emmanuel Uba for Governor of Anambra State.”