NPA boss charges security officers at seaports to double efforts

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To curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has called on all Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) to double their efforts and remain ever vigilant in their various facilities

Hadiza Bala Usman made the call in a goodwill message to the 2018 edition of the annual conference of Ports Facility Security Officers Forum of Nigeria held in Calabar, Cross River State.

The Managing Director also urged PFSOs to pay special attention to intelligence gathering and sharing of information with other security agencies at the ports, noting that this will further enhance effective performance of their duties.

Represented by the General Manager, Security, Captain Iheanacho Ebubeogu, the MD commended the officers for their commitment to duty, particularly on the implementation of the International Ships and Ports Security {ISPS] code since its inception in 2004, by keeping ports facilities and the entire maritime industry safe over the years.

While reiterating the preparedness of the Authority to collaborate with all relevant Security Agencies and other Stakeholders for improved security at the ports, she disclosed that the organization will continue to support the security officer in their efforts to ensure continuous safety of Nigeria maritime domain.

A statement explained that the 4th annual conference had as its theme; Integrated Maritime Security Architecture; A Panacea for Economic Growth of Nigeria, was hosted by the Niger Delta Maritime Security Area.

Highlight of the conference was the presentation of Awards to individuals and organizations for their contributions to the development of the forum. Organizational award went to the Nigerian Ports Authority, North West Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd, Crown Flour Mills etc.

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