The Nigeria Ports Authority NPA has called for more synergy and working relationship with the Maritime lawyer.
Managing Director, NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi made this call on Monday when Executive Committee of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association paid him a courtesy call at the Marina Headquarters of the authority.
The NMLA Executive included Mr. Louis Mbanefo (SAN), Mrs. Funke Agbor, Mrs. Oritsematosan Edodo-Emoren and Mr. Emeka Akabogu.
They were received by Mallam Abdullahi and his management team, among who were the Executive Director Marine and Operations Mr. David Omonibeke and the General Manager Legal, Mrs. Eniola Williams.
Earlier in his remarks, the President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association Mr. Louis Mbanefo, SAN observed that that the visit was historic, being the first time the association will be formally visiting a serving Managing Director of the NPA.
Mallam Abdullahi noted that in view of the leading role of the Nigerian Ports Authority amongst the maritime agencies, there was need for more concrete synergy with the association. He promised the authority’s continued support to the association and requested to be briefed on what other agencies have been doing with the association, to ensure the NPA does the same in strengthening the relationship.
He said the NMLA’s expertise will be particularly needed to assist in passage of the Ports and Harbours Bill, in addition to ensuring clarity of responsibilities and working harmony between the NPA and sister agencies within the maritime industry.