23 September 2016, Abuja – The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the governing boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
Both boards were inaugurated at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Amaechi stated that the appointment of members of the boards was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to foster a robust, transparent and accountable economy and in line with the best international practices.
He said the appointment and inauguration of the boards were part of measures by the Federal Government to restructure and reposition the various parastatals under the ministry.
The NPA board has Mr. Emmanuel Adesoye as its chairman, while the NIMASA board is headed by Maj.-Gen. Jonathan Garba.
Both boards consist of 11 members each.
On the duties of the boards, Amaechi said, “As governing board members, you are responsible for setting operational administrative policies in accordance with government policy directives aimed at assisting your agencies to achieve their mandates.
“You are also charged with the responsibilities of measuring performance against targets and introducing broad policy measures that will curtail any deviations to ensure that the targets are achieved.”
The minister told the board members that in line with the guides to administrative procedures in the federal public service, he might give the boards direction of general nature relating to the discharge of their functions.
“The minister also exercises control of parastatals at policy level through the board of parastatals,” he added.
Both board chairmen thanked the President for approving their appointments and promised to live up to expectation by delivering on their respective mandates.