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AMAECHI, GBEMI SARAKI PROMISE IMPROVED WELFARE FOR WORKERS

AMAECHI, GBEMI SARAKI PROMISE IMPROVED WELFARE FOR WORKERS

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has promised a better deal for staff of the ministry during an interactive session in Abuja. Amaechi who vowed to ameliorate the challenges facing the staff has accordingly promised them free bus rides. Said he: " knowing the background I come from, I felt that you people are spending more money having to transport youselves to work and I'm surprised that they are collecting monies from you for those buses ", he said. He therefore directed the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sabiu Zakari, to ensure that staffers enjoy free bus rides to and fro.He also promised to ensure that henceforth training and retraining of staff would be given top priority. In her remarks ,Minister of State in the ministry Gbemi Saraki assured the workers of a smo...
An Open Letter to the Incoming Minister of Transportation.

An Open Letter to the Incoming Minister of Transportation.

Breaking News, Maritime, Opinion
By Elder Asu Beks (President Maritime Media Ltd) Dear Sir, Congratulations on your nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari as a Minister and the subsequent ratification by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. There is no doubt that your choice as the Minister of Transportation at this critical time of our nationhood is an attestation to the confidence Mr President reposes in you to reposition this sector. As a critical stakeholder in the maritime subsector and given the myriad of problems facing the Maritime Industry, I expect you to hit the ground running as soon as you take your Oath of Office. Your predecessor left no one in doubt about his preparedness to rewrite the history of the Transport sector. He engaged all critical stakeholders to acquaint himself ...
Amaechi, Obaseki commend NIMASA DG’s leadership style

Amaechi, Obaseki commend NIMASA DG’s leadership style

Politics
- “He Has Reduced NIMASA Operating Cost By 50%” The Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honorable Rotimi Amaechi has described the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside as an epitome of good governance and great character, evident in his leadership style. The Minister stated this in Port Harcourt, River State at the weekend during an event, which was put together by friends and associates of Dr. Peterside to mark his birthday. Hon. Amaechi said the fact that the Management of NIMASA has been able to reduce running cost by over 50% in one year, and significantly improve revenue generation and remittance for the Federal Government is mainly due to the reliable and transparent disposition of the current manageme...
Wither Sarumi’s IMC?

Wither Sarumi’s IMC?

Maritime
It was long in coming but it came all the same: the complete and dramatic dismantling of the illegal Interim Management Committee set up by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to reposition the much-troubled and maligned Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom state. The 40-year-old institution had been battling decades-old decay in infrastructure, poor funding, staff motivation, and a rejig of the academic curriculum to serve the needs of an institution that aims to train competent seafarers for the maritime industry. The road to this illegal committee started when Amaechi, upon assumption of office, set up a committee headed by the former Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, A are Adebayo Sarumi with a complement of maritime experts. After Sarum...
NASS to Amaechi: Governing Council not Interim Management Committee for MAN Oron

NASS to Amaechi: Governing Council not Interim Management Committee for MAN Oron

Breaking News, Education, Maritime
Chairman House of Representative Committee on Maritime Administration and Education, Mallam Muhammad Umar Bago has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately inaugurate a Governing Council for the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in Akwa Ibom to assist in the day to day running of the premier maritime institution in the country . Mallam Bago who gave the advice during an oversight visit to the institution last week picked holes with Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi on the appointment of an Interim Management Committee to run the Academy side by side a substantive Rector. Said he: "An Interim Management Committee has no place in the Act establishing the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.As it stands today, the IMC remains an illegality and cannot pass any integrity test as it h...
It’s time to focus on governance and stop blaming Jonathan — Amaechi

It’s time to focus on governance and stop blaming Jonathan — Amaechi

Breaking News, Business
The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has admonished his colleagues in the Muhammadu Buhari administration to stop blaming former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Amaechi said it is time for administration officials to concentrate on delivering good policies to the citizens rather than dragging the former president for Nigeria’s woes. “I agree with those who said we should stop criticising the last government and that we should do our own,” The Nation newspaper quoted Mr. Amaechi as saying during a meeting at his office Tuesday. The minister decried Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit, drawing a comparison with other relatively new countries like Singapore. “We need to leverage on what we know. People are shouting intermodal transport; I went to the new airport in Singapo...
IMO COUNCIL ELECTION: Again , NIMASA returns without the ‘ trophy’

IMO COUNCIL ELECTION: Again , NIMASA returns without the ‘ trophy’

Breaking News, Business, Maritime
For the third consecutive time, Nigeria yesterday lost its bid to get re-elected into category 'C' of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which took place in London, scoring a miserable 98 points in an election that saw five African countries of Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya and Liberia joining the group. The category C is the executive organ of the IMO that takes decisions in the absence of the Assembly and coordinates all activities of the Organs of the organisation. It has 20 member countries with special interest in maritime transport or navigation. Nigeria's 36-man delegation was led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), directors and top ministry offic...
Agge Sea Port: Gov. Dickson Visits Amaechi

Agge Sea Port: Gov. Dickson Visits Amaechi

Business, Port News
The Bayelsa State Governor, Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson on Thursday, led a high-powered Bayelsa delegation to visit the Minister of Transport, Honorable Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to seek collaboration on the Deep Seaport in Agge, International Cargo Airport and Coastal Railway in Bayelsa State. The Governor urged leaders and government functionaries to always work for the good of country. He said once elections are over, political actors must close rank irrespective of party affiliations to work for the security and the development of the country. While stressing that the Agge Deep Seaport will be viable, Governor Dickson said the Deep Seaport and the Airport will open up the state and make Bayelsa play an active role in the Gulf of Guinea since Bayelsa is on the tip of the Atlant...
Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Business, Port News
The recent decision by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to increase its port charges may not have gone down well with the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. A source close to the Ministry of Transport told SHIPPING DAY that the Ministry is particularly concerned that the increase has led to a similar increase on port charges by some shipping companies. It was gathered that the Minister was informed by officials that the increase was done by NPA without notifying the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the Ports Economic Regulator. Our source said that the Council had drawn the attention of the Ministry to the decision of the NPA, expressing worry that the review had prompted some shipping companies to also raise their tariff. According to the source, the Cou...