Cost of docking ships down 86%, according to the group
The Business Integrity Convention said partnering with the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, through the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, reduced the cost of a ship berthed in Nigeria by 86% – from 150 000 dollars per vessel at around 20,000 dollars.
The group’s co-founder, Mr. Olusoji Apampa, in a recent speech in Abuja, said the NPA’s synergistic partnerships to institute transparency were already drawing praise from the international community.
“The synergy between the agencies and CBi, through the MACN, has dramatically reduced the cost of docking a ship in Nigeria, often aggravated by extortion without a receipt, from $150,000 per ship that arrives in the country at around $20,000.”
Apapam said the agency’s success had begun to draw international reviews.
“The success recorded is now attracting international reviews as countries such as Egypt, Ukraine and India consider adopting the ‘Nigerian Miracle’ model to produce similar gains in their own port operations.
Recall that the Managing Director/General Manager, NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, had in March 2022 when he received members of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network led by Soji Apampa, in Marina, Lagos, reiterated the commitment of the Authority to fully comply with the Standard Operating Procedures as stipulated in the Nigerian Ports Process Manual, funded by the NPA, to improve operational excellence and service delivery in all Nigerian seaports and terminals.
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