President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed Bello-Koko as the substantive Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority.
Eric Ojiekwe, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Transportation, made this win a statement, noting that the appointment takes unmediate effect.
According to the statement, prior to this appointment, Mr Koko was the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Authority,
“The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko as the substantive Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority
“Prior to this appointment, Mr Koko was the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Authority.
“This appointment takes unmediate effect” reads the statement in parts.
It is recalled that Mohammed Bello-Koko has been heading the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, for some time in acting capacity.
At a recent facility assessment tour of the Onne and Rivers Ports, Bello-Koko said that building a modern and resilient port infrastructure would fast track the country’s economic development, facilitate good-paying jobs and enable sustained peace across the country.
He assured them of the Authority’s resolve to improve service and quality delivery at the Eastern ports, so that they can serve as competitive alternatives to the ports in Lagos.
Bello-Koko had at the time assured that the agency’s supervising Ministry is working with relevant agencies towards reducing clearance time of imports and cost of handling of non-oil exports, to compliment the economic diversification agenda of the Federal Government.