The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) for effective training and capacity building of its workforce.
Its Managing Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman stated this when she received the officials of the institute who visited her office in Lagos.
The NIM delegation was led by its Vice President, Professor Olakunle Iyanda.
During the visit, Usman pledged that the management of NPA would increase its patronage of the institute to train its staff and boost efficiency at the ports.
She also stressed the need for NPA and NIM to collaborate on special staff training that would promote mutual benefits in terms of information sharing.
The quality of the training the NPA is seeking, Usman said, must also be in line with international best practices.
In his speech, Professor Iyanda said the institute, founded in 1961, trains Nigerians in various disciplines of human endeavors.
The focus, he said, was to assist government agencies like NPA and others to instill prudent and efficient administrative management system.
He commended NPA for the participation of its personnel in its training programmes and urged its management to encourage its personnel to take up top leadership roles in the institute.
He also commended the long-standing corporate membership of NPA in the NIM which he said, “dates back to three years after independence”.
Iyanda said he was happy that NPA competed and won the 2016 Mobolaji Bank Anthony awards of the institute.