The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has collaborated with the Port of Miami, United States (U.S.), to facilitate the development of Nigeria’s ports, as well as strengthen ties to boost trading activities between Nigeria and the U.S.A.
Managing Director of NPA, Ms. Hadiza Bala- Usman disclosed this at a forum with a delegation from the Port of Miami, on a trade mission to Nigeria. She stated that this new relationship will further expand bilateral trade opportunities and enhance the scope for Nigeria and USA to work together more closely to promote a mutually beneficial trade network.
Ms. Hadiza reaffirmed the determination of the federal government to develop the Nigerian ports to handle increased volumes of exports and imports that would result from the implementation of its economic development programmes, adding that that the current efforts between both countries will also accelerate trade and economic relations.
In addition she said,
“We envisage very positive outcomes of this relationship in our operations and results. The anticipation is drawn from the purpose of this trade mission, which is to engage and foster bilateral trade, commercial ties, maritime services and technical exchanges between the of Miami and African ports.
This new relationship will further expand bilateral trade opportunities and enhance the scope for Nigeria and USA to work together more closely to promote a mutually beneficial trade network.”