NPA Sign Two Years MoU With Navy Over Land Issues, Others
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) at the weekend signed a two years Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Navy to resolve land issues, waterways safety and security concerns.
In a statement issued at the weekend, the NPA stated that the MoU will also streamline tariff and billing for ships calling at Nigerian ports.
According to the NPA, “A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Nigerian Navy and the NPA in an effort to resolve land issues, waterfront safety and security concerns, and essentially streamline the tariff and billing for ships calling at our ports.
“Recall that the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral AZ Gambo, and the Managing Director, Mohammed Bello-Koko had met in October 2021 to discuss matters of shared interest. As a result, the NN/NPA technical working committee was established with broad terms of reference.
“The committee held several meetings and visited all the pilotage districts. The recommendation of the committee is, therefore, the signing of this memorandum of understanding for an initial duration of two years.
“At the signing ceremony, both the CNS and the MD expressed hope and optimism that this MoU will produce outcomes for a better Nigeria and commended each other for their roles and persistent support in attaining this milestone.”