The Nigerian Ports Authority will soon begin plans to recruit several new staff in a bid to replace the present aging workforce in the institution. The NPA boss, Ms Hadiza Usman made this known at a news conference she partook in after completing her tour of the Calabar port on the 12th of August. She applauded the vast skills and knowledge available within the present workforce but also reiterated that such knowledge and skills must be passed on to a younger generation before the present workforce undergoes retirement.
According to the Guardian, Ms Usman explained that the proposed recruitment will be geared at filling areas where the organizational structure seems to be neediest. We met an arrangement on ground concerning the decision to recruit as the present workforce is ageing. We want to recruit specialists, mariners, critical operational staff. These are those positions that we will be targeting. We encourage every member of the public to be on the look-out for the advertisement of vacancies and to apply,’’ Ms Usman said according to the Guardian.
In other matters discussed at the news conference, Ms Usman admitted that the decade long concession exercise needs to be reviewed to adopt a holistic view of all the terms of port concession engagement. In addition, she stated the need for the dredging of the Calabar port, a matter that the NPA had earlier with a request for a hydrographic survey from a company.
News Team/Guardian Newspapers