Lagos - Habib Abdullahi, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has said that the NPA management would soon visit Bonny Island to assess port facilities on the island.
A statement by Mr Iheanacho Ebubeogu, NPA General Manager, Public Affairs, said Abdullahi disclosed this when a delegation of the Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG) visited NPA in Lagos.
Abdullahi said that NPA was making efforts to ensure effective succession plan of its ageing marine personnel, including the pilots.
He said the management was also planning to enhance safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment by establishing a Vessel Traffic Management Information Services at Bonny Island.
The managing director commended NLNG for its contributions to the development of seaports and the maritime industry in general.
He pledged that the authority would fulfill its obligations to all stakeholders in the industry.
Abdullahi assured the NLNG delegation of continued mutual relationship that would be beneficial to both organisations.
Mr Basheer Koko, NLNG Deputy Managing Director and leader of the delegation, listed training and certification of pilots as well as channel management as critical operational issues.
He said the NLNG management would want NPA to look into issues of jetty maintenance, traffic and light house management.
Koko called for continued cooperation and collaboration between the two organisations.