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NPA plans to support UNILAG under its CSR programme

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports
Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) presents a plaque to the Vice
Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who
paid a courtesy visit to the MD at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Marina,

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
has expressed its resolve to make provision in the 2018 budget to meet some of
the urgent requirements and needs of the University of Lagos Community under
its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza
Bala Usman, who gave this assurance, said the University of Lagos deserves to
be assisted in the CSR initiative considering the deplorable condition of its
amenities and as one of the premier universities in the country.

Hadiza Bala Usman spoke when she
received a delegation from the University of Lagos led by the Vice-Chancellor,
Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who paid her a courtesy call in her office.

Professor Ogundipe had earlier in his
speech appealed to the Management of NPA to intervene in the rehabilitation and
reconstruction of some dilapidated structures in the College of Medicine and
supply of portable water for the use of the University Community, through the
CSR initiative of the Authority.

While expressing the willingness of
the Authority to assist within budgetary limitation, Hadiza Bala Usman directed
the University Authority to forward all the necessary details on the projects
for analysis and consideration.

The Managing Director pointed out
that the Authority is desirous of collaborating with the University in the
areas of capacity building for the organization workforce.

Professor Ogundipe had also told the
Managing Director that the NPA should take advantage of the maritime program
presently available in the University for its Staff and officers.

The Vice-Chancellor who suggested
that the NPA could consider sponsoring a Professional Chair in the University,
also recommended that the Authority could also consider sponsoring customized
course to be specially designed for its staff, as done to other maritime agencies
in the country, under the institute for Maritime studies of the University.
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