NPA managing director calls for port infrastructure investment

During the Seatrade and Investment Convention 2015, Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Mallam Habib Abdulahi stressed the need for government to invest in port infrastructure for increased exports.

Abdulahi underscored that 80 percent of trade and commerce around the globe is done through seaports and a robust infrastructure is essential to become competitive. He added that the 25-year port master plan is on an advanced stage and NPA will soon be able to supply import and export demands.

 “As the nation strives to promote export trade, in that way changing the orientation of our nation sea trade which is import dependent,” Abdulahi said.

The Nigerian government has played an important role in aligning activities of the private terminal operators, shipping lines, freight forwarders and stakeholders and improving the existing port infrastructure.

Therefore, Abdulahi said, “Sustained efforts at providing the enabling port infrastructure has impacted on the overall port operational efficiency." 

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