Daily Trust (Abuja)

16 January 2013

Nigeria: NPA Redeploys General Managers, Port Managers

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Cargo ship.

A major shakeup has been effected in the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), as it redeployed some key officials including general managers and port managers.

NPA Managing Director, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, has approved the changes that saw the redeployment of the Public Affairs General Manager, Michael Ajayi to Administration Department while General Manager, Marine, Capt. Iheanacho Ebubuegbu, replaced Ajayi as General Manager, Public Affairs.

General Manager, Western Ports, Mallam Mohammed Bulangu, has been redeployed to NPA Corporate Headquarters as General Manager, Marine and Operations, while his counterpart in the Eastern Ports and former Acting Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Barrister Sotonye Inyenengi-Etomi, returns to the headquarters as General Manager, Special Duties.

Former Acting Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Mr. Sunny Nwobi, is now General Manager, Eastern Ports, while Miss Adenike Shonaike, former General Manager, Human Resources, takes over from Bulangu as General Manager, Western Ports. The new General Manager Finance is Mr. Okonji.

Abdullahi has also approved the appointment of new port managers for all the six ports.

Nasir Anas Mohammed has replaced Joshua Asanga as Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex (LPC), while Asanga has been redeployed to NPA headquarters as an acting General Manager Procurement. Babatunde Longe now head the Tin-Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Apapa.

Longe takes over from Barrister Effioita Ephraim who is now the Assistant General Manager, Commercial of Western Ports.

Caroline Ufere, Assistant General Manager, Special Duties takes over from Dele Alabi as Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Port-Harcourt.

Port Manager, Warri Port, Obuneme Onuenyenwa, is the only Port Manager to retain his post. Munir Umar takes over from Mallam Goje as Onne Port Manager and Engr. Wada Musa resumes at Calabar as the new Port Manager.

Meanwhile, the NPA last has honoured 321 of its employees with long service awards.

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