The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says it has concluded plans to reopen its training school after decades of abandonment.
It is in line with efforts to boost manpower development .
The Acting Managing Director of the Organization, Mr Mohammed Bello Koko, made this known when he received the outgoing Management Team of the Nigerian Institute of Shipping, NIS, led by its Vice President, Chief Segun Johnson, who paid him a courtesy visit in Lagos.
Mr Bello Koko confirmed that when fully operational, the facility would alleviate some difficulties being faced by some Operators in locating credible training facility for manpower development and capacity building at a reduced cost.
The NPA Boss assured the Maritime Industry players of the NPA’s willingness to partner them in order to boost the manpower and capacity building in the Industry even as it is ready to reach out to other various Institutions for the development of the appropriate curriculum in the Industry.
He however commended the outgoing Management of the Institute for their immense contributions towards the development of the country’s Maritime Industry, pointing out that the synergy developed amongst relevant Shipping Agencies during their tenure was worthwhile.
Responding, the Leader of delegation, Chief Segun Johnson explained that the Nigerian Institute of Shipping, NIS, would continue to seek stronger ties with the NPA in area of Research, Development and Consultancy.