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FG Reconstitutes Governing Boards Of Parastatals Under Federal Ministry of Transportation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-constitution of members of the Governing Boards of Parastatals within the purview of the Ministry Transportation.

In a press release today April 6, 2022 signed by Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Transport, Eric Ojiekwe, the following Parastatals Boards have been approved for reconstitution:

i. Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC)
ii. Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT)
iii. Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron (MAN, ORON)
iv. National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
v. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

The Board members are as follows:
i. Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC)
a. Lawal Sama’ila Abdullahi – Chairman
b. Rufai Ahmed Akambi – Member
c. Usen Ekong Udoh – Member
d. Otunba Oluseyi Oduntan – Member
e. Violet Oliatan Williams – Member
f. Mohammed Allamin Kam-Salem – Member
g. Hon. Emmanuel Lyambee Jime – Executive Secretary/CEO

ii. Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT)
a. Hon Ejike Njeze – Chairman
b. Alh. Amuda Seriki – Member
c. Mr. Muhiydeen Sani Awwal – Member
d. Mr. Paul Eluhaiwe – Member
e. Hon. Gbenga Elegbele – Member
f. Sen. Tutare Abubakar – Member
g. Dr. Bayaro S. Farah – Director-General/CEO

iii. Maritime Academy of Nigeria, (MAN, ORON)
a. Rear Adm. Jacob Adekunle Ajani – Chairman
b. Alh. Abdullah Nurudeen – Member
c. Larry Odeh – Member
d. Commodore D. E. Effedua – Rector/CEO

iv. National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
a. Hon. Binta Masi Garba – Chairman
b. Chibuike Ikenga – Member
c. Chief (Dr) George N. Moghalu – Managing Director/CEO

v. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
a. Chief Akinwunmi Ricketts – Chairman
b. Sen. Ayogu Eze – Member
c. Ghazali Moh’d – Member
d. Abdullazeez Nyako – Member
e. Abdulwahab Adeshina – Member
f. Mustapha Aminu Dutse – Member
g. Ms. Adenrele Susana Adeshina – Executive Director, Finance
h. Mohammed Bello Koko – Managing Director/CE

  1. The inauguration of the Boards by the Minister of Transportation will be conveyed in due course.
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Rail Incidence: FG Asks Nigerians To Contribute Money For Patients’ Treatment

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The Federal Government has asked Nigerians to raise funds for the treatment of those who sustained injuries when bandits attacked a train heading to Kaduna State from the FCT.

Grassroots.ng reported earlier how bandits gunned down at least nine persons, while many others sustained different degrees of injuries during the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train.

The incident has triggered reactions since Monday, as Nigerians lament the level of insecurity ravaging the nation at the moment.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, who spoke when he visited the victims who are being treated at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna on Wednesday, revealed that the army had not charged the patients a dime.

Amaechi asked Nigerians to liaise with the hospital to contribute money as some of the patients who have bullets in their body may need surgery.

He said, “They said they have only seven (patients) left and the rest have been discharged. The ministry, and I think the federal government, are grateful to the Nigerian Army for providing such services.

“But one thing I have said to the Nigerian people is to liaise with the hospital management and see how much money they can contribute for the treatment of the patients”.

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Nigeria Will Spend At Least N3bn To Replace What Was Lost During Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack

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It will take more than N3 billion to replace what had been lost to the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route, the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said on Tuesday.

Terrorists had attacked a train on the route on Monday, killing at least eight persons.

Many are also believed to have been abducted.

Amaechi, speaking to reporters after visiting the scene of the attack, said the unfortunate event could have been avoided if a N3 billion digital security equipment had been acquired.

“We knew what the problem would be. We knew we needed to have digital security equipment. We applied for it.

“Because if we had those equipment, you will see nobody on that track. And I warned that lives will be lost. Now, lives are lost. Eight persons dead, 25 persons in the hospital.

We don’t know how many persons have been kidnapped. And the cost of that equipment is just N3 billion. The cost of what we’ve lost is more than N3 billion. We’ve lost tracks, we’ve lost locomotives and coaches. We’ve lost human beings. And the equipment is just N3 billion.

“To fix all the things on that track now, will cost us more than N3 billion. And now even the things we said give us approval to buy – at the time we asked for it, dollar was N400, now it is N500. When you come with sincerity to government and your colleagues and people are stopping you, it is annoying.”

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​CL​​MI Prepared to Assist Government to Address Logistics Management Issues – Prof Emeje

Courier and Logistics Management Institute is the only institute in the world that offers four packages – courier, logistics, transport and management – as a body, SANDRA ANI reports

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Professor Simon Emeje, the Executive Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute(CLMI)
Professor Simon Emeje, the Executive Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute(CLMI)

Courier and Logistics Management Institute (CLMI), has again expressed its readiness to collaborate with Government at different levels to professionally address perennial issues surrounding logistics and transport management across the country.

Prof. Simon Emeje, the Executive Chairman, Courier and Logistics Management Institute, made the remark during the closing ceremony of a three-day Medical Logistics training programme for members of staff of Codix Pharma Limited held in Lagos, over the weekend.

The foremost Professor of Logistics Management with specialty in Courier, Logistics and Transport Management, said that CLMI maintains cordial relationship with partner-Institutions both national and international  such as the Swiss School of Management, SSM (Rome, Italy); Limburg Graduate School of Business (LGSB), The Netherlands; University of Lagos (UNILAG Consult) and Lagos State University (LASU).

He said they also have programmes for Nigerians willing to take up courses in Logistics, Courier, Transport and Management; the impact, he said, will lead to the creation of millions of jobs annually.

Speaking specifically on the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria, Prof. Emeje said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needs to put its acts together by implementing what he termed ‘Electoral Logistics’.

“It will interest you to know that we had sent a proposal to INEC after we appraised INEC’s logistics plans for 2019 elections and foresaw the challenges. You remember that INEC had to postpone the scheduled February 16 and March 2, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly and Governorship/House of Assembly elections to February 23 and March 9, respectively.

“Well, be that as it may, our concern now is how to solve this national menace. The effort of the INEC Chairman is appreciated”. However, as technology implementation is now part of the voting and election processes, the issue of logistics has not been solved. With technology, things will get better, but in Electoral Logistics you ask critical questions such as: What is the readiness level of the operators of the machines? How about the voters, are they aware of what to do at the polling unit? What is the process of conveying the machines to the venue? How long can the batteries last? There are lots of issues to be addressed. In other words, it is not enough to deploy technology without having clear-cut guidelines on how to implement it”, he said.

Continuing, he referred to Apapa (Lagos) gridlock could be better managed. “We developed ‘Fleet and Delivery Management Course’ which contains solutions to issues as we see it today in Apapa; the largest import and export corridor in Nigeria. If Apapa is better managed, the economy of Nigeria will heave sigh of relief. A situation where trucks are parked on the road for days, if not weeks, is not acceptable. We are ready to work with the government to address this issue, permanently”, Prof. Emeje, said.

Speaking on the Medical Training for members of staff drawn from Codix Pharma Limited, he said “Codix Pharma is a fast-growing Pharmaceutical Company that provides Quality Medical Devices and drugs with a focus on Cardiometabolic care products.

“With the vision to become the market leader in Cardio-metabolic care in West Africa by 2030, the management appreciates the need for the staff to be knowledgeable in ‘Emergency Logistics’. As a pharmaceutical company, they deal with a whole lot, including human and products; warehousing, sales and credit management, supply chain management, etc.

He advised the participants to put the knowledge garnered from the training to enhance operations of the company.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Adenike Odujoko said her expectations for the training were met.

“My expectation was to have a better understanding of what courier/logistics is; what it involves, and how it can be handled efficiently.”

“My expectations were exceeded as I got to understand what logistics management is, the logistics process, reverse logistics, and importance to the business, ports operations…to mention but a few.

I also got to understand the correct use of several terms which are commonly used ‘interchangeably’.

“The training will help me make informed decisions regarding the choice of 3PL, and how to engage them to ensure better services.

The training will also help me put policies and procedures in place for logistics, warehousing e.t.c., for the company.”

Courier and Logistics Management Institute is the only institute in the world that offers four packages – courier, logistics, transport and management – as a body.

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