By Albert Akota
The Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has inaugurated the governing board of five agencies under the ministry, charging them to work in line with the policy and direction of the federal government.
The minister performed the inauguration of the five agencies at the Office of the Secretary of the Federation (OSGF) over the weekend Abuja.
Amaechi however warned all new board members to shun all forms of corruption and help government deliver on its responsibilities.
The board 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).
He reminded the boards of their roles of setting operational and administrative policies for their respective agencies, in line with government policy direction.
“We expect you to perform your responsibilities “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 acceptance speech on behalf of others was Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim, chairman governing board of NIWA, in his remark, 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 was” Mr Ademola Seriki, chairman governing board of MAN, 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 of MAN to develop the academy and to meet international standard.