By Stephen Ubanna
Until Hadiza Bala Usman appointment as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports
Usman, the NPD, Managing
It was learnt the Authority Fire fighting Training school, over the last one year had remained a source of labour pool for some private fire fighting Service across the country and those who had been engaged by these Companies had give a good account of themselves , an indication that the support of the Usman led management to the school was not in vain.
She has every reason to be happy that the rigorous drillings which the Authority fire fighting personnel had gone through in the Training school to attend to any emergency situation at the seat port and its environs at any time. The radical NPA boss, according to sources had re-equipped the school with modern fire fight equipments to sustain its” principle of culture and tradition built on excellence which had turned them into true professional fire fighters and one of the best in the country”. This has also reflected on the modern fire fighting tools that had been supplied the Depart at the ports. Recall, that the fire outbreak which gutted the Authority building at Tincan Island port last two years was put out by the Authority firefighters without much trouble.
Given the Professionalism exhibited by the Authority fire fighters whenever called upon to handle emergency fire situations, the NPA, Managing Director had repeatedly assured the Departmental officials that as a ”responsible and responsible management , the Authority will continue to give them the ”maximum support and cooperation to do their job”.
An elated Usman , who is very happy with the Authority
At the passing out parade of the fire fighter Cadets, the School Authority may have seen it as an opportunity to give awards of appreciation to Usman, the NPA managing Director over her support and encouragement which had turned the officers of the Department as true professionals who could hold their heads high anywhere in the world. The same award was also said to have been extended to Seconte Huntis Davis, Executive Director, Operations, who was said to have stood in for the Kaduna state born Chief Executive of NPA during the passing out parade.
Idris Abubakar, Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services and Mohammed Bello Koko, his counterpart in Finance and Administration were also given
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