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NPA to welcome Japanese Technology in critical areas of infrastructure

L-R; Mr Obumneme
Onuenyenwa ,General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance; Engr, Rufai Mohammed, General Manager, Capital Projects, representing the
 Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Habib Abdullahi,   and Mr Yasuhiro Yamauchi ,Section Manager, Urban and Transportation Planning Group of Yachiyo Engeering Company Limited
receiving a plague at the visit to NPA HQ in Marina
 The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports
Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi has said the organisation would welcome the
infusion of Japanese advanced technology in critical areas of infrastructural
development in form of Public Private Partnership.

 In a statement signed by the General Manager,
Public Relations of the NPA, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubeogu, the Managing Director assured
the visiting Japanese delegation that the Management of the NPA would
expeditiously list out technical and infrastructural needs of the organisation,
following the Japanese Government’s promise to help, as disclosed by the

Abdullahi, represented by the General
Manager Capital Projects, Mr Rufai Mohammed, an engineer, said that the NPA was
currently involved in massive infrastructural renewal projects from its
Headquarters, Quay length rehabilitation in Onne, Warri and Lagos Ports.

He added that the organisation’s 25 years
development plan would soon be ready and it would be a compendium of the
development projects.

Mohammed recalled that the NPA had
benefited in training programmes by the Japanese Government in the past, and
that it was a welcome development that such assistance was being put forward

He noted that as a Bilateral issue,
he expected the visit to further unite and improve the collaboration between
the two countries, especially now that the NPA was embarking on
capital-intensive port reforms with the desire to be the leading port in

 Earlier in his speech, on behalf of the
Japanese government, the section manager of the Urban and Transportation
Planning Group of the Yachiyo Engineering Company Limited, Mr Yasuhiro Yamauchi,
added that the Japanese Government was ready to partner with the NPA in
particular and Nigeria in general, especially in the area of technical
abilities that would be useful for different projects in the country.

The Japanese representative stated
that his country was ready to help the African Continent, wanted to start with
Nigeria because of her population and economy.

With Mr Yamauchi were Esmael Mohamed,
Engr. B.O Jegede and Mrs Olumese Beatrice, while with the NPA management were the
General Manager Monitoring, Mr Obumneme Onuenyenwa, General Manager Special
Duties, Mrs Carol Ufere, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Yitnoe
Stanley and Mr B.E. Jonah of the Commercial Department.

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