Massive shake up in NPA
• All GMs, Port Mngrs affected
…As 321 staff bag long service award
SHIPS & PORTS DAILY authoritatively gathered that General Manager Public Affairs of the NPA, Chief Michael Ajayi, has been redeployed to head the Administration Department, while the General Manager, Marine, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubuegbu, takes over from Ajayi as General Manager, Public Affairs.
General Manager, Western Ports, Mallam Mohammed Bulangu, has been redeployed to NPA Corporate Headquarters as General Manager, Marine and Operations, while his counterpart in the Eastern Ports and former Acting Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Barrister Sotonye Inyenengi-Etomi also returns to the headquarters as General Manager, Special Duties.
Former Acting Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Mr. Sunny Nwobi, is now General Manager, Eastern Ports, while Miss Adenike Shonaike, former General Manager, Human Resources, takes over from Bulangu as General Manager, Western Ports.
The new General Manager Finance is Mr. Okonji.
The NPA helmsman has also approved the appointment of new Port Managers for all the six ports.
Mr. Nasir Anas Mohammed is Port Manager of the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa, taking over from Mr. Joshua Asanga, who has been redeployed to NPA Headquarters as Acting General Manager Procurement, while Mr. Babatunde Longe heads the Tin-Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Apapa, Lagos.
Longe takes over from Barrister Effioita Ephraim who is now the Assistant General Manager, Commercial of Western Ports.
Mrs. Caroline Ufere, Assistant General Manager, Special Duties, takes over from Mr. Dele Alabi as Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Port-Harcourt.
Port Manager, Warri Port, Mr. Obuneme Onuenyenwa, is the only Port Manager to retain his post even as Mr. Munir Umar takes over from Mallam Goje as Onne Port Manager and Engr. Wada Musa resumes at Calabar as the new Port Manager.
Meanwhile, the NPA last Friday honoured 321 of its employees with long service awards.
The beneficiaries of the awards were drawn from all the six ports under the control of the authority including its two zones and Corporate Headquarters.
The 326 award recipients have worked in NPA for at least 30 years as at 2011.
The 2012 NPA Long Service Awards, which held last Friday at Eko Hotel in Lagos, is the first in ten years. The last was held in December 2002 under former Managing Director, Architect Aminu Dabo.
Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, who presented the awards, said that the organisation appreciates the contribution of its workers and will continue to accord priority attention to their welfare.
While appreciating the contributions of the award recipients, Abdullahi charged all the members of staff to be diligent and remain committed to the organisation’s ideals.
The NPA boss also charged the awardees to eschew acts that will be inimical to the development of the ports and the Nigerian economy.
Mallam Mohammed Bulangu, who was lately General Manager, Western Ports, NPA, was the only General Manager among the long service award recipients, which included seven Assistant General Managers, 11 Principal Managers and five senior managers, among several others on various categories, with the most junior recipient being a Patrol Man.
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