The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it will make adequate provisions in its 2018 budget to meet some urgent needs of the University of Lagos community under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Usman disclosed this in a statement issued by Malam Isa Suwaid, Assistant General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, on Saturday in Lagos.
The MD had received a delegation of the University of Lagos led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe at the headquarters of the Authority in Lagos.
Usman said the university deserved to be assisted under the CSR initiative, considering the deplorable condition of its amenities and as one of the premier universities in the country.
Usman directed the university’s authorities to forward all the necessary details on the projects for analysis and consideration.
The managing director said that NPA was desirous of collaborating with the university in the area of capacity building for its workforce.
Ogundipe had earlier appealed to the management of NPA to intervene in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of some dilapidated structures in the College of Medicine.
He also requested NPA’s assistance on supply of potable water for the use of the university community.
The vice chancellor also told the managing director that NPA should take advantage of the maritime programmes presently available in the university to train its staff.
Ogundipe suggested that the NPA could consider sponsoring a Professorial Chair and sponsoring courses specially designed for its staff as done to other maritime agencies in the country, under the institute for Maritime Studies in the university. (NAN)