By Godfrey Bivbere
Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Board of Directors, Chief Tony Anenih has charged workers of the Authority to change their attitude to work and improve on their productivity in the interest of the nationâ€™s economy.
Anenih gave the advice over the weekend at an interactive session between the Board members and Management staff of the organisation.
In a press statement signed by Assistant General Manager (AGM) in charge of Public Affairs, Musa Iliya, quoted the chairman to have said, â€œI have not come to flatter you but identify the challenges, and find a way of addressing them.â€
Expressing concern over the challenges of the NPA, Chief Anenih said â€œthere are institutions where you blame the leadership but if you are not able to supervise your subordinates, you would be held responsibleâ€.
Chief Anenih enjoined the NPA personnel to respect civil service rules and regulations relating to handling of documents. The work force of NPA, Chief Anenih said, should expect some re-alignment, stressing, however, that whatever decisions the Board would take would be guided by fairness.
Responding Managing Director of tNPA, Mallam Abdul Salam Mohammed said, the Board, having undertaken extensive tours of port locations and facilities of the authority, and adequately briefed, is now in a good position to â€œarticulate a new direction for the NPA.â€œEach of us should be able to assess himself, have initiative and take actions that would create efficiency,â€ Abdul Salam advised.