Safety: NPA inaugurates 11-man emergency response team

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has inaugurated an 11-member Emergency Response Team at its corporate headquarters, Marina, Lagos.

Adams Jatto, the general manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA, disclosed this on Thursday.
He said that the team was set up for strategic and immediate rapid response in case of emergencies at the authority’s headquarters and indeed the port locations.

At the unveiling, Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, represented by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, NPA, Mr. Onari Brown, appealed to members to be ready to put themselves at the frontline of emergency response at the Marina headquarters, at all times.

Furthermore, the managing director, NPA said that every head of departments was a constituent part of the emergency response team, which has specific roles to play during the emergency.

She therefore asked the respective officers to have sense of responsibility to duty and ensure effective collaborations at such delicate periods.

Similarly, she said that two teams shall be constituted at the Port levels vis- a- vis Port Emergency Management Team (PEMT) and Port Emergency Response Team (PERT) and that details of their membership and modus shall be duly communicated to all the Port locations.

“These committee is expected to amongst other things respond proactively during work place emergencies covering fire, explosion incidents, medical emergencies (like Ebola, Lassa fever, Covid-19 etc.), public safety threat, armed robbery and terrorism threat, marine vessel collision in the Port, accidental release of hazardous substances and natural disasters like flood or storm.

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