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NPA upholds collaborations for safeguarding nation’s territorial waters

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority
(NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman presents a plaque to the Flag Officer Commanding
Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral, Obed Habila Ngalabak, who paid  her a courtesy visit at the NPA Corporate Headquarters,
Marina, Lagos.
The Managing
Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the
determination of the Management of the Authority to collaborate and corporate
with all stakeholders responsible for safeguarding the nation’s territorial
waters within budgetary limitation.

She gave the
assurance in Lagos while exchanging views with the new Flag Officer
Commanding (FOC) of the Western Naval Command Real Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak
who paid her a courtesy call in her office.
The Managing
Director stressed the need for the Nigerian Navy to partner with the NPA in
securing the nation’s waterway, within their jurisdiction considering the
history of their evolution and their peculiar areas of operation.
Ms Bala Usman assured
the FOC that all this issues he brought to her attention through a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU), to be submitted to her office and deliberation at the
meeting, especially the renovation and rehabilitation of the Takwa Bay would be
considered appropriately.
Earlier in his
address, Real Admiral Ngalabak informed the NPA Managing Director of the need
of all concerned to assist the Navy to take a holistic reconstruction of the
Takwa Bay as it is facing the challenge of erosion.  

According to him, urgent steps should also be
taken to avert an impending disaster being perpetuated by some unscrupulous
elements at the Island.
He also intimated the NPA Management with the fact that Nigerian Navy prides in the
best dockyard in the region and subsequently sought mutual beneficial venture
between NPA and Nigerian Navy towards patronage of the Naval Dockyard.

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