Nigerian in Diaspora Laud President Buhari’s NPA Board Appointment
London UK: The Nigerian Leadership Forum, a European Think Tank group on Nigeria has commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of their members.
The President has few days ago approved the Board members of Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) a gateway agency into Nigeria.
The Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) is a major arm of business and commerce in Nigeria especially as Nigeria seeks for other means of revenue to enhance the national economy. The Nigerian Ports Authority functions as
• Ownership and administration of land and water within port limits.
• Planning and development of port operational infrastructure.
• Leasing and concession of port infrastructure and setting bench mark for tariff structure
• Responsible for nautical/Harbour operations and hydrographic survey.
• Marine incidents and pollution
• Maintenance of safety and security at the common user areas.
• Enacting port regulations and bye-laws as well as monitor and enforce them
• Day to day monitoring of operations and enforcement of relevant sections of respective agreements.
The Commandant General (NIDMECORP.COM) Alistair Soyode, made this announcement recently during a press interaction on the NPA & NIMASA appointments, saying the appointment of such a highly skilled, experienced Diaspora Entrepreneur and philanthropy showed the Presidency is taking accounts of successful Nigerians in the Diaspora to reposition the nation.
According to him, “having the Mr. Charles Sylvester who had showed his tenacity, business acumen and knowledge of international best practice can only makes the NPA produce profitable projects. I am also kindly praying that our President will continue to tap on the resources of his Diaspora to engage them in all aspects of governance into other agencies and parastatals in the country which would create giant strides for President Buhari’s administration. It is for the nation’s gains and showed a governance that incorporates inclusiveness and reaching out to diaspora Nigerians.”
Charles Efe Sylvester is a London based entrepreneur and a leading African employer of labour in Europe. His company in Europe manages more than two hundred staffs and a community leader empowering the Nigerian communities in the UK and across Europe.
His appointment was confirmed in a circular from the Director Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Bolaji Adebiyi, in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an 11-member board each for the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Mr Bolaji Adebiyi listed Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye as the Chairman of NPA
He also listed other members of the NPA;
Hadiza Bala Usman (Managing Director) – Member,
Charles Efe Emukowhate Sylvester – Member (NLF);
Constance Harry Mashal – Member,
Mohammed Bello Koko – Member,
Supo Shasore – Member,
Suleiman Ibrahim Halilu – Member,
Umar Shu’aibu – Member,
Dr. Sekonte Davis – Member,
Professor Idris Abubakar – Member,
Mrs. I. J. Uche-Okoro – Member.