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NPA MD vows to retain Maritime Cup

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports
Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman addressing some of the victorious players (Hadiza
Warriors) who won the Maritime Cup at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Marina,

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports
Authority Hadiza Bala Usman has warned organizations in the Maritime Industry
that the NPA football team fondly called Hadiza Warriors would do everything
possible to retain the trophy in 2019. “Adding that though NIMASA which NPA
defeated in the final 4-1 is strong this year, but NPA would even be stronger in
the 2019 games.”

While receiving the Maritime Cup which was
delivered to her by the General Manager Human Resources and Chairman Nigerian
Ports Sports Association (NIPOSA) Alhaji Yahaya Bukar at her Marina office in
Lagos, the MD expressed joy and happiness that the victory is
important and historic especially since it was the 10
th year
anniversary of the competition sponsored by the Ships and Ports Media Ltd.

Usman added that the highpoint to her was NPA
winning the fair play trophy which was awarded to the Hadiza Warriors for being
the only team which did not field mercenary and also abided by all the rules and
regulations of the competition.

The MD also added that the entire work force
should imbibe the spirit of fair play and integrity as it would ultimately help
them to grow in confidence to do greater exploit in their endeavors.

Earlier, the General Manager Human Resources
and Chairman of Nigeria Ports Sports Association (NIPOSA) Alhaji Yahaya Bukar who
was visibly excited expressed deep appreciation to Management for cooperation
especially on sporting matters, adding that winning, Maritime cup and NPA’s
wonderful performance at the last FEPSGA game were all reward of the consistent
support which the current management had given to sports.

Alhaji Bukar who commended the management for
resuscitating NIPOSA games after over 15 years also paid glowing tribute to
members of Central NIPOSA and assured that the future of sports is bright in
NPA with the kind of support from the management.

In his own view, the chairman of chairmen of
sports in NPA and Principal Manager Monitoring and Regulations Mr. Charles
Okaga who also doubles as Hadiza warriors team manager, was on hand to motivate
the team emphasizing that it was only NPA that did not have any team protested
against her players also adding that the team drew inspirations from the
Managing Directors straight forwardness which she has over time inculcated into
the work force of the organisation.  

Mr. Okaga also praised the management for
paying premium to issues affecting the footballers especially with their
allowances and kits.

The Executive Directors for Marine and
Operations and that of finance and Administration congratulated the team and
acknowledged the uncommon leadership traits of the Managing Director which has
rubbed off on sports men and women in the Authority.

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