Nigeria, U.S. Partner On Port Computerisation

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The management of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has commenced the drive to completely computerise the activities of the ports in ensuring safe and effective operations and administration for all port users.

The Managing director of NPA, Omar Suleiman, who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Adetola Atekoja while declaring the process open, at the Lagos Ports Complex said that with the commencement of the computerisation programme, operational efficiency will be maintained to support profitability and create a safe and effective system for growth and development.

According to the press release signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Chief Michael Ajayi, the programme is a collaboration between the Nigerian Government and the United States of America Trade and Development (USTDA) and  is designed to address both  long and short term information technology requirements at all levels  within the organisation and its host communities.

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