The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has requested the assistance of the World Bank to help the Authority develop a mechanism for proper assessment of the port concessions. MTBS has been contracted by the World Bank to assist the NPA with the development of this concession framework.
Based on the results of the assessment, the NPA will decide whether to extend or re-tender the concessions (extension with the current operator or a renewal on competitive basis). The main objectives of the assignment are the following:
- The joint development by NPA and the port users of a methodology for assessing current and future terminal concessions in Nigeria;
- The review of selected terminal concessions with the support of MTBS to ensure the transfer of know-how to the NPA and the port users; and,
- The establishment of a feedback mechanism on terminal performances to enable port users to fully participate in the assessment of the terminal performance.
The picture showing in the centre: Miss Hadiza Bala Usman (Managing Director NPA), and to her right: Paul van Eulem (director MTBS), Mr. Mohammed Kumalia (MTBS), and Olivier Hartmann (World Bank).