|MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman
Managing Director of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has
reiterated the commitment of the Authority to achieving the ISO 9001 &
OHSAS 18001 certification and compliance, especially in its harbours services,
with a view to accelerating efficiency in the system.
therefore issued a 90 (Ninety) day marching orders to the relevant Divisions
and Departments in the Authority to accomplish all the identified critical
requirements needed to ensure the successful attainment of the ISO 9001
Certification project within the Harbour Services of the Authority.
at a Management Awareness Workshop on the subject in Lagos, the
Managing Director implored all top cadre Management office of the Authority to
fully identify with the Management’s vision in achieving the ISO compliant and
awareness workshop which is being managed by the Renner & Renner Training
& Consultancy Services, is part of activities towards getting the Authority
certified and compliant to the ISO Standards specifically in the Harbour
total success of the project so that the ports would be seen to be contributing
positively to the nation’s economy and further attain relevance amongst other ports
in the International Maritime terrain especially in the sub region.
impressing on the consultant to be “Open and frank” in the conduct of the
project, the Managing Director stressed the need for them to address all the
issues involved on the subject, adding that the Management will be guided by
the outcome of the workshop in its ISO compliant and certification drive.
implementation and sustenance of the ISO project, Hadiza explained that the
Management would strictly adhere to the timeline and effective tracking to
ensure that all aspects of the project are adequately covered.
an insight into the content of the workshop and the project, the Project
Manager Ibby Iyama said there is an urgent need for change in the way things
are done within the Harbours Services of the Authority with a view to improving
the efforts to attain of the ISO certification.
explained that harbour services as the bedrock of the Authority’s operations
is at the centre of the project, which would also cover the Four Pilotage
Districts and the Communication, Command, Control and Intelligence (3C1)
Iyama enumerated the enormous benefits that awaited the Authority if the
Organisation achieved the ISO certification to include improved financial performance,
quick turnaround time, improved traffic and business processes and other
quality assures services to NPA’s vast clients.
awareness workshop would be held in all port locations in Lagos, Rivers,
Calabar and Warri, within the next two weeks attendance would include Port
Managers, Harbour Masters, Senior Pilots and Health Safety and Environment