By Innocent Orok
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko on Sunday held a Retreat with management staff of the NPA, where he charged them on implementation of the Performance Bond which the agency signed recently with the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The NPA boss said staff performance at the NPA would now be judged, based on the Ministerial bond. He said the ministerial bond has set out the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for NPA and other agencies under the ministry.
He said ” Distinguished colleagues, I am greatly delighted to welcome you to this very crucial meeting of minds which I believe holds the aces to the actualisation of the very audacious but achievable targets enshrined in the ministerial performance bond we signed a couple of weeks ago, and which we are duty bound to deliver upon in justification of our earnings and position as public servants.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the ministerial bond that has set out the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by which we will be adjudged as an authority is in itself a derivative of a Performance Bond which the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy had earlier signed with His Excellency Mr President,” he said.
Bello-koko said given the result orientation of the current administration, the retreat was put together at great cost to equip the management staff with the understanding and clarity of purpose necessary for result delivery.
“As you will find out from the elucidations of our resource persons, every unit, section, department, division and directorate has a role to play in fulfilling the authority’s targets and just as performers will be identified and rewarded, underperformers will be found out and sanctioned.
“There are strict timelines attached to every performance indicator, so formulating performance strategies that cannot be implemented in quick time will be tantamount to an exercise in futility,” he said.
He said NPA management expects specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound input, output and outcomes that will stand the agency out “as pacesetters in the comity of Federal Government agencies”.
“I am persuaded without any scintilla of doubt that if we activate our can-do spirit in addition to our knowledge, skills and experiences garnered over the years, we would not only meet but exceed expectations and make our dear nation a better place for us all,” he added.