The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said deliberate measures and investments are being put in place to create a fully digital ecosystem in all the country’s ports by 2025.
This was disclosed by the Acting Managing Director of NPA, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, on Saturday, in a statement signed by NPA’s Assistant General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr Ibrahim Nasiru.
According to the statement, Bello-Koko made this known while giving a presentation on NPA’s ‘Digitalisation Roadmap and Current Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Implementation Status’, at the 41st Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) Annual Council Meeting and 16th Round-table Conference of Managing Directors of PMAWCA, in Douala Cameroon.
The NPA boss informed the delegates that a lot of work had gone into the smart port transformation agenda of the authority, aimed at the enthronement of paperless, time-saving and cost-efficient port operations.
Bello-Koko, who was represented by the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar, said the NPA first deployed a mainframe computer system in 1975, to improve its payroll management, billing, statistical and accounting systems