7th October, 2011
The Nigerian Ports Authority has commenced a redeployment exercise to reposition the authority to meet its current challenges and cue into the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Managing Director, Engr. Omar Suleiman has reviewed the current management structure and placement to optimally utilize the authorityâ€™s manpower with a view to achieving his set goals, hence some General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Principal and Senior Managers have been reshuffled with immediate effect.
According to a press release signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Chief Michael Ajayi, those affected in the exercise include the General Managers of Western Ports, Mohammed Bulangu who has been moved to the headquarters as General Manager, Commercial; General Manager, Eastern ports has been moved to the headquarters as General Manager, Monitoring and Regulatory Services.
Habib Abdullahi, Overseas Representative has been moved to Delta Ports as Port Administrator and (Ms) A Sonaike, GM Human Resources moves to Tin Can Island Port as Port Administrator.
According to General Manager, Public Affairs, the appointment of Engr. Omar Suleiman as the Managing Director was to reposition the authority, since the port concession programme has recorded a huge success.
However, six General Managers and the Secretary to the Board and Legal Adviser retained their portfolios. Among those who retained their portfolios are Captain Ebubeogu, General Manager, Marine; Chief Michael Kayode Ajayi, General Manager, Public Affairs; I.O. Anubi, Secretary to the Board and Legal Adviser and Engr. TOS Talabi, General Manager, Technical Services.
Engr. Omar, while defending his budget for the 2011 before the National Assembly stated that the management of the authority would do its best to attract more vessels, develop new port facilities, expand the existing ones and develop the necessary infrastructure that would make the nationâ€™s seaports a hub for the sub region.