Segun Oladipupo |
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has been re-elected as the Vice Chairman of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Facilitation Committee.
Hadiza, after the election, described her victory as a honour to Nigeria.
Ibrahim Nasiru, Assistant General Manager (AGM), Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA disclosed this to nigeriamaritime360.com in a statement on Sunday.
The statement maintained that the MD has, for the second time, been elected Vice-Chairman of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation (FAL) Committee.
It added that the latest election took place during the closing of the 44th Session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 44), which held virtually between September 28 and October 2, 2020.
Part of the statement read, “The Facilitation Committee addresses the efficiency of shipping by dealing with matters related to enabling international maritime traffic, including the arrival, stay and departure of ships, persons and cargo from ports.
“The committee also ensures that the right balance is struck between maritime security and the facilitation of international maritime trade.
Responding to her re-election, Ms Bala Usman who described her victory as an honour to Nigeria, promised to work with the Chairman and the IMO Secretariat in realising the lofty objectives of the FAL Committee and the IMO.
The NPA MD of the apex maritime agency, praised the chairman of the committee, Ms Marina Angsell from Sweden for her leadership qualities.
She also thanked the IMO Secretary-General and the Committee for re-electing her to serve
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