NPA to commence offshore monitoring of oil, gas operations

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to commence monitoring of offshore operations to ensure compliance in all aspects of its operations.

The Port Manger of Onne Port, Munir Umar, who disclosed this in Houston, Texas at the ongoing Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), said that NPA has commenced training of its personnel in preparation of approval by the central management.

According to him, “Currently, the investment in NPA should go offshore because that is where the money is. NPA will be monitoring policy but we have to train our people and that is what we are doing now.

“We train our officers on how to monitor offshore operations, as I say earlier that is where the money is. Coming here is part of the training. We send some to Dubai, to the United Kingdom and others.”

Umar said that Onne Port handled 250,000 TEU last year.

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