Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje, the new General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has assumed duty.
Prior to his redeployment, Goje was the General Manager, Eastern Zone of the Authority before the scrapping of the zonal structure of NPA.
He began his civil service career with the Borno state government as land officer in the ministry of land and survey shortly after his mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1983. Goje rose to the position of Deputy Director in-charge of land administration in 1992.
He transferred his service to NPA in August 1993 as traffic manger where he managed effectively the traffic department. He had been traffic manager in Lagos Port Complex, Assistant General Manger at Eastern Western Zones, Port Manager, Onne Port Complex, among others.
Goje attended the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and Bayero University, Kano where he bagged Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography and a Masters Degree in land resources respectively.
Married with children, the new NPA image maker attended several management courses within and outside Nigeria.
Some of the courses include Ports and Shipping Management, Logistics, Transportation and Port Training in New York, United States of America. A performance culture in a concessioning system in South Africa, Strategic Management and Policy among others.
Goje, while interacting with the officials of the division called on every one to key into the current management thrust which is anchored on “Excellence of Service” prioritising a most “effective synergy with team work as our theme”.
According to him, result is key in the activities of the divisions which he said must be geared towards the NPA brand appreciation through commendable information management and dissemination. “I have high hopes we will deliver on our targets and responsibilities”, he said, adding that as professionals, “we have to tinker the best way to ensure we sustain plausible publicity mileage for the NPA management utilizing technology and innovation”.
He said that this way the organisation’s vision, mission and values essence would essentially be upheld to the appreciation of both stakeholders and the public at large.
Goje further urged the divisional staff to brace up towards imbibing the service excellence in tandem with international best practices, whilst enlisting the collaboration of the entire organisation in this very auspicious task of perception management.