There was once pleasure within the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) following the classification of the company by way of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) as a degree 5 “Platinum Level” Organisation.

BPSR Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) deployed within the NPA for the unbiased evaluate, validated evaluate and in-depth research of processes and practices of the company returned the decision of “exceptional performance with performance level of 91.25 percent.”

A commentary the day past quoted the Director General of BPSR, D.I. Arabi to have defined: “This means that NPA’s performance far exceeded expectations due to exceptionally high quality of work in all essential areas of responsibility, resulting in an overall quality of work that is superior, exceptional or unique.”

Furthermore, Arabi famous that, “it is worthy of note that the whole process of the assessment was free from both internal and external influence,” including that, “while we commend critical mass of staff members of the NPA for commitment and cooperation they displayed throughout the exercise, it is imperative to also state that there were certain members who were lackadaisical in their attitude to the very important national exercise of the federal government.”

He steered the NPA to provide, “wholesome attention to our recommendations as an important organ among the (income) generating agencies of the federal government.”

Arabi said that after the adventure to diagnose the present well being standing of NPA commenced on May 18th, 2022, there have been palpable doubts expressed by way of each the control and workforce participants as to the needs for which the effects of the workout can be used.

“As we provide our findings in this unbiased, independent and complete evaluate at the present well being standing of NPA and have fun its efficiency, it’s crucial to state at this juncture that to grasp the advantages of the evaluate rests at the readiness of NPA to start out transferring strategically with the known precedence spaces for motion making plans that may have most affect, each right away and over the long run.

“A bunch of alternatives for growth had been known all over the evaluate even the place the commentary of just right apply was once totally met.

“The findings and priority areas for action from the assessment need to align and support NPA’s longer term direction: its vision, mission, strategies and performance measures,” he mentioned.

He counseled the keenness and dedication of the Managing Director, Mr. Mohammed Bello Koko, to reform and to verify the company’s methods and operations stay sturdy, responsive, tough, non-public sector-oriented and consistent with the global very best practices.

According to him: “As a Bureau, we are indeed willing to collaborate with the agency to sustain its achievements, support areas where work is in progress and address areas where performance is weak.”

He mentioned that the Bureau was once, amongst many suggestions, taking a look ahead to peer NPA create a construction of Committee, workforce, exchange drivers, “whose composition is drawn across various components with significant level of authority, credibility and leadership qualities, to drive change along the desired strategic objectives in the NPA.”

The file, which was once introduced by way of the BPSR on December 13, 2022, on the NPA’s headquarters in Lagos, chronicled how in May, 2022, the BPSR deployed its SAT on the NPA, with the whole function of figuring out NPA’s strengths and weaknesses as a primary step against growth and optimum efficiency.

In the file, the overall findings, together with spaces of strengths and weaknesses in addition to alternatives for growth had been set out coming up from the evaluate.

They straddled some key findings similar to key spaces of power together with strategic governance, strategic making plans and operational management, monetary control, procurement processes, operational and repair supply processes, human useful resource control; key efficiency control and effects; and key spaces of weak spot.