ICRC, NPA seek collaboration on PPP initiatives

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The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has been commended for the success it has recorded in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) across board in order to bring to bear the dividends of a most effective administrative management of the operational activities of the Organization in line with best practices. This was stated when the top Executives of the Presidency, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) visited the NPA Management at the Corporate Headquarters of the Organization at Marina Lagos led by Gabriel .T. Aduda, Director Civil Service Transformation Department and colleagues. The Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman expressed the preparedness of Management to collaborate further with meaningful initiatives with government agencies and globally with the view to joining the Comity of Nations along the dictates of generating more revenue for the country. Similarly, she enlisted the support of the Commission in her quest for a regime of greater infrastructural sufficiency and customer satisfactory operations in the sector and in relations to activities in the sub-region. The MD NPA further solicited guidance of the Commission in order to perform more creditably in their mandate citing fiscal challenges in relation to budgetary provisions as critical areas that require prioritization. The leader of the delegation, Gabriel .T. Aduda affirmed that the Committee was a Federal Government entity set up to effectively assist the Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) and Ministry Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) reduce the cost of corporate governance and administration most especially on the execution of projects on going across the nation as captured in 2017 budget as well as come up with strategies within which Government would boost its revenue base to meet up with relative expenditure profile. According to him, the Commissions responsibilities includes strategizing for the improvement for the civil service needs areas and recommend to Government accordingly concerning these for example as its concerns condition of service and remuneration. He stated that Government was appreciative of the exploits of the NPA Management through the windows of Public Private Partnerships concerning the laid out operational business plans for Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal and the Single Window initiatives amongst other projects herewith not forgetting the Management efforts at Human Resource Development, Capacity Building and making a public document the budget of the Organization through a renowned synergy agreement with Messrs BudgIT.

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