Lagos – Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), has charged industry operators, particularly the staff of the authority, to harness the unique environment and optimise productivity for the Nigerian people.
Usman gave the charge in Lagos while addressing stakeholders on the occasion of the World Environment Day 2017.
She stressed the need to use the vast potential presented to them by their immediate environment, in the discharge of their schedules.
“We are to take a critical look at our attitude to the environment and consciously care for it by willingly complying with environmental laws and standards, using friendly technologies and methods in our industrial processes and productions’’, she said.
Usman, who was represented by the General Manager Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Ahmed Yusuf, spoke on the theme “Connecting People to Nature”.
She said that this year’s event could not have come at a better time in view of the need to bridge the widening gap presently being faced by people who have failed to understand the synergy that touches on the concepts “People and Nature’’.
She emphasised that human environment needs to be properly understood, especially in terms of the basic laws and regulations which need to be followed at all times by the inhabitants.
In his address, the Executive Director Marine and Operations, Dr. Sekonte Davies, charged stakeholders at the event to consistently come up with relevant laws and guidelines that would effectively assist the growth of the environment, expressing the view that the expected changes in the environment can be more rapidly achieved not only by the laws, but by the decision of the individuals in the environment, to adopt a change in attitude, in their ways of doing things.
“Doing the right things would always curb the waste of time and resources by relevant agencies of government towards achieving environmental growth’’, Sekonte stated further.
Source : Independent
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