By Aisha Cole
Lagos – The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadizah Usman, has assured qualified Lagosians and other indigenes where ports are located job opportunities.
Usman gave the assurance on Wednesday during her visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
She said that the new management would also consider the host communities where ports were situated in rendering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Usman said that, “ the opportunities would encourage a level playing field for every Nigerian that is qualified.”’
She said that she knew many qualified Lagosians would apply when NPA brings out the job advertisement.
“We embarked on this visit of the Western Ports which included the need for us to visit the monarch and intimate him of what we are doing in NPA right now.
“Severally, we intend to have a very good relationship with all states and communities and link up with monarchs, ‘ NAN quotes Usman as saying.
She however, pledged to sustain the new management’s interaction with monarchies to improve their performance.
In his response, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, urged the new Managing Director of NPA to continue to exhibit more determination to enable her achieve tremendous success during her tenure.
“A leader needs the support of followers to achieve success and I am sure that if you encourage transparency in your operations, success will be achieved,’’ NAN quotes Akiolu as saying.
The Oba of Lagos, however, urged Usman and her team to work harder and have trust in God.
He said that there was no doubt that the new managing director would perform excellently, adding that he knew Usman’s family for over 40 years as one of the best families in the country.
(Controlled by Adeleye Ajayi)