NPA Gets More Port Security Equipment

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alhaji Habib Abdullahi

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Alhaji Habib Abdullahi, has approved the purchase of more boats for waterfronts patrol, motorcycles, patrol van and towing vans for the security department of the authority, in order to ensure efficient and effective security at the nation’s seaports.

The General Manager in charge of security in the authority, Lt. Col Jamil Tahir (rtd.) disclosed this while addressing heads of security department from all port locations at their quarterly meeting, which took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to the General Manager, baggage scanners and scanning machines which will scan vehicles, trucks and their drivers will also be installed at ports. Tahir pointed out that the equipment will not in any way conflict with Nigerian Customs operations because as he puts it, “customs are looking for contrabands, Nigerian Ports Security is looking for dangerous cargoes”.

He thanked the management of the authority for sponsoring some security officers for local and international courses last year and appealed for more in view of the dynamic nature of security challenges. While commending his officers for their dedication to duty in the past years, he enjoined them to keep on in order to reciprocate management’s gesture.

The quarterly meeting provides an avenue for heads of department at the port locations to exchange ideas, identify challenges, appraise performances and proffer solutions to security challenges.

Attention Required! | Cloudflare

One more step

Please complete the security check to access

Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?

Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property.

What can I do to prevent this in the future?

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.

Culled from :Here

We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to



Category: News