Amaechi to inaugurate NPA, NIMASA boards on Friday

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Rotimi Amaechi. PHOTO CREDIT: The Nation


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, will on Friday inaugurate the new Boards of Directors of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

A statement signed by Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari disclosed that Akin Ricketts and Honourable Asita are the new chairmen of the Boards of NPA and NIMASA, respectively.

Ricketts, a former Information Commissioner in Cross Rivers State with interests in logistics and procurement for the oil and gas sector and mechanised farming, is expected to bring his diverse experience in the corporate boardrooms to the strategic board of the maritime regulator.

Others members of the Governing Board of NPA which has Hadiza Bala Usman retained as Managing Director include three Executive Directors namely Muhammed Koko, Idris Abdulkadir, and Onari Brown.

Other members of the Board are Ghazali Muhammed, Senator John Akpanuoedehe, Senator Binta Masi Garba, Mustapha Dutse and Abdulwahab Adeshina.

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