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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...
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...