By Dipo Olowookere
Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadizah Usman, has expressed her readiness to collaborate with community monarchs around Nigeria to achieve success at the country’s ports.
Ms Usman, during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday, assured her host of job opportunities in the ports’ workforce for indigenes of the state.
According to her, the new management under her care would also consider the host communities where ports were situated in rendering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Ms 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,” she said.
In his response, Oba Rilwan Akiolu urged the new NPA boss 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,” he said.