04 June 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — IN a bid to further enhance its revenue profile, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) weekend launched its Revenue and Invoice Management System (RIMS) with a view to improving revenue generation and Ports operations using real-time modern methods and technics.
Speaking, at the Go-live and launching of the (RIMS) at the Eko Hotel Lagos, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman said that the platform is a full convergence system which helps to integrate business in the Ports Industry through the use of internet based devices.
Usman Explained that it was NPA’s desired, RIMS would block revenue leakages amongst transparent operational procedures which would not only strengthen the processes of operation but emphasize the exclusion of unnecessary human interface in doing business at the Ports.
According to the Managing Director, the Customer Portal “will further provide a platform for our clients to fast track transactions at the Ports and communicate with Management seamlessly”.
Said she, “it is pure improved customer service delivery and a base for enhanced operational efficiency”.
She added that the project will further enhance progress on the Single Window Platform with strategic automation in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service.
Similarly, the Executive Director Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello Koko noted that the platform will enhance profitability and assure uniform tariff rates across all Port locations.
He said the user-friendly portal would also enhance accuracy and completeness of documentation.
Speaking in similar vein, NPA’s Executive Director Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies called for sustained synergy amongst Stakeholders with information sharing being the theme in order to achieve milestones in the sector.
According to him, excellence is the target and all hands must be on deck to attain that status.
He further said, “together we shall make things work”.
The event is one of the numerous efforts that the NPA’s Management is harnessing so as to make the Authority “a model agency” as they had desired at inception.