The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Mohammed Bello-Koko has said that the authority is currently working on securing the International Standard Organization (ISO) Certification for the Apapa Port, just like it did for Onne Port and Calabar Port.
Bello-Koko stated this in Lagos last week while commissioning the newly refurbished Control Tower in Apapa, Lagos.
He explained that the move to ensure that ports across the country get the ISO certification informed the agency’s decision to upgrade its control tower across the country, adding that both the Port of Calabar and Onne have been ISO certified.
Speaking, he said “ISO certificate takes many stages, if you recall, the ports of Calabar and Onne are already certified. The first thing you do is an assessment to find out where the gaps are, and you try to close those gaps, either in facilities or staff training.
“So, the process is ongoing, and we are making serious efforts to ensure that all the ports in the country are ISO certified.
We had a meeting with the consultant about two weeks ago, the gaps have been identified, so the first phase of the job has been done, the second one is ongoing.
“The same way we got ISO certification for Onne and Calabar Port, we would ensure that the other ports also get ISO certification”