NPA, NRC Collaborate to develop rail system in port
LAGOS – THE Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) have announced that the good partnership between the Authority and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) which is geared towards developing the rail system within the ports, will reduce container carrying trucks on the roads and is still being pursued by both Agencies.
Speaking during the visit of a 2 man United Kingdom Mass Transport Sector Delegation to the Headquarters of the Authority, NPA’s Managing Director Omar Suleiman who was represented by Engineer Tolulope Talabi asserted that NPA is working in line with its 25 years development master plan, meant to dove tail into the Federal Government desire of becoming one of the 20 leading economy of the world by the year 2020.
NPA’s boss further added that the Nigerian Government is currently making efforts to reduce the number of agencies within the port system to an acceptable level.
Earlier in his statement, the Mr. Steve Cameron informed NPA Management that the aims of the mission are to provide a comprehensive review of the sectors in Nigeria and to compile this in a report for the U.K. Mass Transport Sector.
He also wanted to know the challenges and prospects of the Nigerian concession which he described as a very unique example. He further said that U.K. being a knowledge based economy is ready to assist Nigeria in her areas of need and will recommend business opportunities to British business men for consideration.
He advised the Government to take a critical look at the multiplicity of agencies in the port with a view to resolving their existence.