The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman, said she is committed to concluding the 25-year Port Master Plan of the Federal Government.
Usman said that the Port Master Plan would provide a clear overview of the entire port system, which is vital for guided port development.
The MD made this disclosure on Saturday at a two-day retreat organised by the House Committee on Ports, Harbour and Waterways, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and its agencies.
She said: “The Nigerian Ports Authority fully grasps the fact that our business is international and, therefore, requires that we constantly keep abreast with global developments and cutting edge technology in shipping developments.
“Thus in building capacity of our work force, exposure to the international scene is vital.”
Usman who also expressed delight that members of the House Committee had agreed that there was an urgent need to pass the Ports and Habour and other relevant bills, said that the bills would replace the existing obsolete laws, which were not supportive of the current developmental goals.