The Minister of Transportation; Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated the governing board of five agencies under the ministry, charging them to work in line with the policy direction of the Federal Government.
The minister performed the inauguration of the five agencies at the Office of the Secretary of the Federation (OSGF) in Abuja.
Boards of the agencies inaugurated included those of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN).
Others were: Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN) and Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT).
Amaechi reminded the boards of their roles of setting operational and administrative policies for their respective agencies, in line with government policy direction.
He said: “We expect them to perform their responsibilities; the ministry will not oversee them unnecessarily’’
“We will play a supervisory role, but we will want to make sure that there is peace’’
“Nigerians don’t want to hear stories; they want us to deliver, so we expect the boards to deliver in that line’’
“We know that there are challenges, but they have to deliver on their mandate, “he said.
In his remark, Chairman Governing Board of NIWA, Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim, appreciated the Federal Government for giving them the opportunity to serve.
He stated that the boards would deliver on their mandate.
“We want the president to know that we accept to key into his struggle to take this nation to greater heights.”
Also speaking, Chairman Governing Board of MAN, Oron; Mr Ademola Seriki said that the board would understudy the situation on ground at the agency, through the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
He expressed his readiness to work with the members and staff to develop the academy and to meet international standard.