The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has commended some indigenes of his home state, Kano for taking active part and playing strategic roles in the Federal Government’s port concession programme.
Speaking on Wednesday during a courtesy call on him by officials of the Kano State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA) in his office in Lagos, Abdullahi particularly commended Kano indigenes such as the chairman of Greenview Development Nigerian Limited (GDNL), Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the chairman of BUA Industries Limited, Alhaji Samad Rabiu for their strong participation in the port concession programme.
GDNL is the operator of Terminal E at the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa while BUA has a 20-year concession agreement to operate Terminal B of Rivers Port, Port Harcourt.
Abdullahi assured his guests that NPA would continue to participate strongly and effectively in the annual Kano International Trade Fair.
He said an officer of NPA would be posted to an office recently provided by KACCIMA.
Earlier in his address, the President of the Chamber, Mallam Umar Farouk Rabiu requested that NPA build a permanent pavilion at the Kano Trade Fair ground adding that as a mark for its respect for the continuous presence of NPA at all its past trade fair, the Chamber had provided a permanent office accommodation for the organisation.
Rabiu also promised to continue to promote NPA and the maritime industry. He affirmed that he was honoured to be visiting for the second time this year and commended the Abdullahi and his management for doing a good job at the ports.
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