By Aisha Cole and Uche Eletuo
Lagos – The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman, says the organisation has created an efficient payment method to eradicate losses associated with frauds and revenue leakages.
Usman said this during the inauguration of the Final Billing and Customer Portal Modules of the Revenue Invoice Management System (RIMS) in Lagos.
According to her, the platform is a fully integrated electronic flow of information for business to customers as well as business to business streams.
She said that the platform was also established with higher availability and flexible architecture.
“The platform are integrated with all our existing solutions such as Oracle Financials, Oracle Human Capital Management and NPA Paydirect Via Interswitch and Electronic Sho Entry Notice (eSEN).
“The introduction of the platform will improve our service, offering and partner relationship.
“It is important to add that this is a development that will contribute to the Single Window project that is being undertaken in collaboration with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and other agencies of government,’’ Usman said.
She urged stakeholders to continue collaborating with the NPA so as to achieve its mandate and generate more revenue for government.
Also speaking, the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, NPA, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said the aim of NPA was to unveil the last phase of RIMS implementation with the platform.
Bello-Koko said that the platform would minimise human interventions, adding that the whole process was an online real time system.
He said that the authority had established the Customer Portal, which was aimed at initiating and concluding customers’ business transactions with NPA without personal interface with the officials of the authority.
Bello-Koko said the present management would try it best to provide solid landing and respond promptly to issues that would arise in the course of the operation.