NPA MD assures improvement in Onne port operations

By Chris Ezeonoh, Port Harcourt

The Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko on Friday assured stakeholders in Onne port in Port Harcourt of improvement in all facets of operations in the port.

Bello Koko who spoke while addressing the stakeholders at a meeting held in the conference hall of the NPA, Onne described the port as the future of Nigerian port if the facilities were well harnessed.

He called for synergy among the stakeholders for the benefit of all and to meet the revenue target of the federal government from the port, even as he assured that all identified issues that needed government attention would receive expeditious attention in the 2023 budget.

The managing director frowned at what he described as the increasing cases of detaining containers that have gone through customs clearance inside the port at the exit gate, a development he said is negatively impacting the rating of the nation’s ports internationally.

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According to the MD, the meeting became necessary to feel the pulse of the stakeholders to elicit feedback from them to ensure optimal utilization of the facilities in the port.


Bello Koko eulogized the Onne Port managing director, Mr Stanley Magaji Yitnoe and his management team for steering the port in the right direction and urged them not to rest on their oars.

In attendance at the meeting were representatives from the customs, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, (ANLCA), Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria police, among other stakeholders.
The meeting featured questions and answers which the MD used to clarify issues agitating the minds of stakeholders.

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