The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi on Friday while inaugurating the governing board of five agencies under the ministry charged members to take their responsibilities serious so as to deliver on their mandate.
He told the boards to ensure effective performance of their roles by setting operational and administrative policies for their respective agencies, in line with government policy direction.
He also noted that the Ministry will play a supervisory role, but wants to ensure that there is peace, adding that despite the challenges, the boards are expected to deliver on their mandate.
The Minister who performed the inauguration of the five agencies at the Office of the Secretary of the Federation (OSGF) in Abuja, made it clear to the boards that, “Nigerians don’t want to hear stories; they want us to deliver, so we expect the boards to deliver in that line.”
The boards of the agencies inaugurated were the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC); National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA); Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN); Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN) and Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT).
Responding, the Chairman Governing Board of NIWA, Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim thanked the Federal Government for giving them the opportunity to serve, assuring that the boards will deliver on their mandates adding that “We want the president to know that we accept to key into his struggle to take this nation to greater heights.”
Also, the Chairman Governing Board of MAN, Mr. Ademola Seriki expressed his readiness to work with the members and staff of MAN Oron and would understudy the situation on ground at the agency taking into consideration the Interim Management Committee (IMC) report.
In the past week, several boards in the various ministries were inaugurated including the Federal Ministry of Transportation in line with the Federal Government’s bid to keep to her mandate of delivering democratic dividends to the nation.