The Federal Government has approved the implementation of salary raise for the staff of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Speaking at the 2022 Year Long Service/Merit Award organised by the management of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, the managing director of the NPA, thanked the Federal Government for their support towards the ensuring increment of staff salaries
“We will like to use this opportunity to appreciate everyone here for their support towards the delivery of salary increase for our dedicated staff,” he said.
Bello-Koko said equipping the human capital resource to be the best has been one of the overriding objectives of the management.
He added that the agency would make a good move in this noble cause.
“Our drive towards ensuring 100 per cent occupational health and safety for our staff has resulted in the ISO certification of Calabar and Onne ports, and we are not relenting on it,” Bello-Koko said.
Meanwhile, Mu’azu Sambo, the Minister of Transportation, also confirmed that he has approved the increment of salary for the staff of the authority.
“In my maiden visit to the NPA upon resumption of office, as minister of transportation, I was commending the NPA MD, for his unprecedented performance in revenue generation and remittance, he has solicited my backing and support to fast track the processes and procedures for the implementation of salary increase which I immediately acceded to and today I am delighted that it has been achieved,” he said.
The Minister further congratulated awardees and the entire workers of the NPA for their teamwork and contributions to the successes being recorded.
“Let me pledge to you all that the Ministry under my watch will continue to provide unflinching support for all initiatives of the Authority’s management geared towards the promotion of staff welfare.
“As someone that loves to identify with human virtues, I was highly elated when I received the invitation from the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority to be part of this noble effort.
“Today, we celebrate employees who have dedicated twenty years of their lives to the service of Nigeria through the Authority for twenty years and those in the merit category who have accomplished exceptional feats through uncommon dutifulness,” he said.
Sambo however congratulated the awardees and the entire staff of NPA for their commitment.
“Let me also tell you that the ministry under my watch will continue to provide everything possible for the welfare of the staff of the ministry,” he added.