Amaechi inaugurates governing boards of NPA, NIWA, others

Transport Correspondent

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday inaugurated the governing boards of agencies under his supervision.

President Muhammadu Buhari in April approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of five agencies under the Ministry of Transportation.

The boards of agencies inaugurated are; the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron (MAN, ORON), National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

He advised the board members and the management of the various agencies to work and be guided by the law.

He said: “The law is the law. I think the board and the management need to learn to work together. I say this because of what happened in CRFFN and NPA. We had problems with these two agencies but the best was the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

“The chairman of the board and the MD of NRC were always working together. I didn’t hear one kobo complain from the NRC. It was such a seamless relationship and I was delighted but for NPA, it was an everyday complaint.”

Speaking to board members of CRFFN, he said: “I wish I will be here one more month. I would have said we should dissolve the board if you don’t agree to work together.”

The minister also sought the inclusion of more women on the board of various agencies.

(The Nation)

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