The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority [NPA] has reiterated its determination to always cater for the welfare of its workforce and to provide them with an enabling environment, which would ensure optimal productivity.
The General Manager, Western Ports, Chief M.K Ajayi who gave the assurance yesterday, enjoined all categories of workers in the organization to always strive to offer their best in the discharge of their duties.
Chief Ajayi was speaking shortly before he commissioned the refurbished Break Lounge /Kitchenette for the security personnel of the Lagos Port Complex [LPC], Apapa.
The General Manager impressed on the workforce of the Authority to always realize that ‘’to whom much is given much is expected’’ and therefore urged the security personnel of the Ports who are the direct beneficiaries of the Lounge, to realise the sensitive position they occupy in the Management’s vision of providing an efficient Ports service in a safe, secured and Customer friendly environment.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex Mrs. Ezeoke Eunice Ngozi had said the lounge being launched was achieved as a result of long time planning and painstaking patience by relevant departments in the Port.
Aside this, the Port Manager recalled that the essence of the facility was to ensure that our Security personnel were comfortable whilst on duty as the Port is open to business for 24 hours, adding that in order to meet International best practices, security operatives should ensure good interpersonal practices with members of the Public in the Ports by being alert and well kitted at all times.
The General Manager Security, Colonel Tahir who was represented by the Assistant General Manager Security Western Ports, Jamil Khalil eulogized the initiative of the Port Manager LPC whilst promising that the Operatives would make good use of the facility in view of the resources put into its refurbishment.
In her remark, Hajia Halima Abdul of the Occupational & Health Department LPC said that the Lounge was a thing of joy to the Management of the Port and appealed to the Users to make good use of the place during break time to refresh themselves from the hazards of noise and human/vehicular pressure from Ports users.