By DAPO OLAWUNI
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Port Manager in charge of Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa, Mrs Olufunmilayo Olotu has been awarded as the best performing Port Manager in Nigeria.
The award was confered on her by Renner & Renner at the end of NPA management retreat held at the weekend in Lagos.
The Acting Managing Director of NPA, Muhammed Bello Koko was also honoured with the visionary leadership award while the Executive Director Engineering, Prof. Idris Abubakar was honoured with the exemplary leadership award.
Mrs Olotu was appointed as Ports Manager, Lagos Ports Complex by Hadiza Bala-Usman in 2019 after spending three years in the mantle of leadership at the Calabar Port.
Mrs Olotu subsequently brought her wealth of experience to bear in the operations of the Lagos Ports Complex Apapa and surmounted prevailing challenges bedeviling operations at the seaport given her antecedence at the troubled Calabar Ports Complex.
Other awardees at the just concluded NPA Retreat include the outstanding contribution award bestowed on the Executive Director, Marine and Operations Hon. Onari Brown, Assistant General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Planning, Ngozi Obikili got the outstanding Strategic Retreat Coordinator award even as Port Manager, Lagos Ports Complex, Mrs Olufunmilayo Olotu got the best performing Port Manager.
Also awarded were the Technical Assistant Admin to the Managing Director,( former PM Onne) Ismaila Alhassan got the most inspirational Port Manager award. Port Manager, Tin Can Island Ports Complex, Yunusa Anji got the most resourceful Port Manager, General Manager, Marine & Operations, Captain Jerome Angyunwe was awarded with the Most Innovative General Manager, the General Manager Procurement, Musa Yaro was presented with the Most Inspirational General Manager award while the General Manager, Tariff and Billing, Abubakar Umar and General Manager, Human Resources Mrs Hariratu Mohammed were awarded with the Most Insightful General Manager and Most Enterprising General Manager awards respectively.
While commenting on the awards of excellence presented at the end of the retreat, the Manageing Director, admonished participants not to regard the retreat as a jamboree, but an avenue for further improvements and to reposition the organisation for competitiveness and innovativeness.