NPA begins recruitment of new workers

Hadiza Bala Usman - NPA

True to the words of its Managing Director, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commenced the recruitment of new staff. The recruitment is the first in the organization in about 15 years.

SHIPS & PORTS DAILY can authoritatively report that the NPA boss has ordered the Human Resources unit to immediately commence the process of recruiting some professional technical staff to kick off the mass recruitment process.

“Those to be employed are some junior staff including pilot trainees, marine trainees, signal men and trainee seamen. Some senior staff of Grade Level 8 and above including radio officers, marine officers, marine engineers and harbour managers will also be employed to beef up the operations department,” a usually reliable source in the Managing Director’s office informed SHIPS & PORTS DAILY.

The source said more technical and administrative staff would be employed to replenish the organization’s ageing workforce.

During a tour of Delta Ports, Warri on Thursday last week, the NPA boss had assured her staff that none of them would be retrenched.

Usman said rather than retrench staff, NPA would recruit more workers.

She said that the management had tasked the General Manager, Human Resources, to bring up ideas on succession plan in the organisation.

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