Bala Usman re-elected Vice Chair, I.M.O Facilitation Committee

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Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has, for
the second time, been elected Vice-Chair of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) Facilitation (FAL) Committee.
The latest election took place during the closing of the 44 th Session of the
Facilitation Committee (FAL 44), which held virtually between September 28
and October 2, 2020.
The Facilitation Committee addresses the efficiency of shipping by dealing
with matters related to enabling international maritime traffic, including the
arrival, stay and departure of ships, persons and cargo from ports. The
committee also ensures that the right balance is struck between maritime
security and the facilitation of international maritime trade.
Responding to her re-election, Ms Bala Usman described it as an honour to
Nigeria. She promised to work with the Chair and the IMO Secretariat in
realising the lofty objectives of the FAL Committee and the IMO. The NPA
Managing Director praised chair of the committee, Ms Marina Angsell from
Sweden for her leadership. She also thanked the IMO Secretary-General and
the Committee for re-electing her to serve.

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