The MD of Nigeria Ports Authority, Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman has been elected as the Vice President of the International Association of Ports and Harbors.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), is a Tokyo, Japan based global trade association for seaports and recognized as the only international organization representing the voice of the world port industry, IAPH is granted Consultative Status as Non-governmental Organization (NGO) from five United Nations (UN) specialized agencies and one intergovernmental body. It has a membership of over 200 ports and national ports representative bodies
Mrs Bala Usman joins five other Vice Presidents representing America, Central & South; America, North; Asia, South/West; East & Middle East; Asia, South East & Oceania and Europe on the Governing Body of the 62 year old organisation.
She expressed her delight in the elections which she says is in recognition of Nigeria’s strategic importance in the global maritime map and efforts of NPA to re-position the sector. She pledges to justify the confidence of members of the association and also make Nigeria proud during the period of her tenure at IAPH
The Managing Director is expected to take office immediately.