Usman said this on Friday in a statement issued by the Authority’s Spokesman, Alhaji Abdullahi Goje, after the Quarterly meeting of the NPA Management and stakeholders in Lagos.
Usman said this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday at the Rivers Port Stakeholders’ meeting
The NPA boss told newsmen on Monday in Lagos that the contract was terminated on the advice of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minster of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami.
The firm, Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd, was indicted by Switzerland for allegedly wiring $20 million bribe into the accounts of shell companies and fronts of some former officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority
Inaugurating the clinic at Apapa Port Complex, the NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Usman, said this was to derive greater operational efficiency and revenue generation for the country
Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Chairman, Senate’s Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, gave the ultimatum in Abuja at an investigative hearing on N30 trillion lost through leakages in Customs and other agencies
The MD of NPA revealed this
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the prayer session, which started around 10am, lasted for about 50 minutes and was led by both Islamic and Christian clerics
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters had converged on the towering office in the morning, carrying placards with various inscriptions such as “NPA pay us our benefits“, “Ms Hadiza, our pension is our right” and so on
She said that the bad access roads into Apapa was killing the trade facilitation programme of the government and had affected the smooth delivery of cargoes to importers
The committee chairman urged the management of NPA to ensure that operations and activities of various agencies within the nations’ ports “are well laid out and undertaking according to the law of the land
Usman said the dollar regime had been in operation before she assumed office in July and would still remain until a change is considered
At the Josepdam Port Services Limited, located in terminal ‘A’ of the Tin-Can Island Port, Usman frowned at the bad state of the facilities and directed the management of the terminal to keep to the concessional development plan