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  •  Transport stakeholders in Enugu State have agreed to strengthen the already existing taskforce on road decongestion along markets to ensure constant free flow of traffic within Enugu metropolis This is contained in a communiqu issued on Wednesday after a Transport Stakeholders Forum which was held in Enugu They agreed to decongest roads along Holy Ghost Chris Chemist Gariki market and Abakpa market axis while building synergy with the police urban local government councils and market leaders Participants also recommended more training and re training of traffic officers within the state There is a need for more sensitisation and publicity by the Ministry of Transport the leadership of the transport unions and other stakeholders through the media and road shows That all road users both the commercial and private motorists in Enugu State should always obey traffic rules and regulations Transport stakeholders also enjoined the highly placed individuals and personalities in the state to desist from interfering when motorists commit traffic offences and equally obey traffic rules regulations as they are not above the law they said They lauded Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for road maintenance within the Enugu metropolis and enjoined him to keep it up They also requested the state government to take necessary action to fix traffic lights that are not functioning in order to improve on the traffic situation in the state They also called for the strengthening of the existing traffic mobile court to make it more functional to check activities of dissidents to traffic rules and regulations in Enugu State On security they warned all those using services of commercial vehicles and tricycles to desist from entering any commercial vehicle without route and registration numbers The operational time of 6a m to 9p m daily for tricycles Keke and mini bus operators in Enugu metropolis should be maintained All private school buses and ambulances should all operate with commercial number plates as stipulated by the law and register their operation with the Enugu State Ministry of Transport Leaderships of transport unions in the state were requested to always hold meetings with the drivers operators of all commercial vehicles in Enugu State to bridge communication gaps they said The communiqu was signed by executives of all transport unions in the state market unions representatives a media representative and representatives of security agencies Other signatories to the communiqu included representative of the Nigerian Bar Association representatives of the chairmen of the three council areas within Enugu metropolis and representative of the Enugu State Ministry of Transport nbsp
    Stakeholders to strengthen task force on decongestion in Enugu markets
     Transport stakeholders in Enugu State have agreed to strengthen the already existing taskforce on road decongestion along markets to ensure constant free flow of traffic within Enugu metropolis This is contained in a communiqu issued on Wednesday after a Transport Stakeholders Forum which was held in Enugu They agreed to decongest roads along Holy Ghost Chris Chemist Gariki market and Abakpa market axis while building synergy with the police urban local government councils and market leaders Participants also recommended more training and re training of traffic officers within the state There is a need for more sensitisation and publicity by the Ministry of Transport the leadership of the transport unions and other stakeholders through the media and road shows That all road users both the commercial and private motorists in Enugu State should always obey traffic rules and regulations Transport stakeholders also enjoined the highly placed individuals and personalities in the state to desist from interfering when motorists commit traffic offences and equally obey traffic rules regulations as they are not above the law they said They lauded Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for road maintenance within the Enugu metropolis and enjoined him to keep it up They also requested the state government to take necessary action to fix traffic lights that are not functioning in order to improve on the traffic situation in the state They also called for the strengthening of the existing traffic mobile court to make it more functional to check activities of dissidents to traffic rules and regulations in Enugu State On security they warned all those using services of commercial vehicles and tricycles to desist from entering any commercial vehicle without route and registration numbers The operational time of 6a m to 9p m daily for tricycles Keke and mini bus operators in Enugu metropolis should be maintained All private school buses and ambulances should all operate with commercial number plates as stipulated by the law and register their operation with the Enugu State Ministry of Transport Leaderships of transport unions in the state were requested to always hold meetings with the drivers operators of all commercial vehicles in Enugu State to bridge communication gaps they said The communiqu was signed by executives of all transport unions in the state market unions representatives a media representative and representatives of security agencies Other signatories to the communiqu included representative of the Nigerian Bar Association representatives of the chairmen of the three council areas within Enugu metropolis and representative of the Enugu State Ministry of Transport nbsp
    Stakeholders to strengthen task force on decongestion in Enugu markets
    General news2 months ago

    Stakeholders to strengthen task force on decongestion in Enugu markets

    Transport stakeholders in Enugu State have agreed to strengthen the already existing taskforce on road decongestion along markets to ensure constant free flow of traffic within Enugu metropolis.This is contained in a communiqué issued on Wednesday after a Transport Stakeholders’ Forum; which was held in Enugu.They agreed to decongest roads along Holy Ghost, Chris Chemist, Gariki market and Abakpa market axis; while building synergy with the police, urban local government councils and market leaders.Participants also recommended more training and re-training of traffic officers within the state.“There is a need for more sensitisation and publicity by the Ministry of Transport, the leadership of the transport unions and other stakeholders through the media and road shows.“That all road users, both the commercial and private motorists in Enugu State should always obey traffic rules and regulations.“Transport stakeholders also enjoined the highly placed individuals and personalities in the state to desist from interfering when motorists commit traffic offences and equally obey traffic rules/regulations as they are not above the law,” they said.They lauded Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for road maintenance within the Enugu metropolis and enjoined him to “keep it up”.They also requested the state government to take necessary action to fix traffic lights that are not functioning in order to improve on the traffic situation in the state.They also called for the strengthening of the existing traffic mobile court to make it more functional to check activities of dissidents to traffic rules and regulations in Enugu State.On security, they warned all those using services of commercial vehicles and tricycles to desist from entering any commercial vehicle without route and registration numbers.“The operational time of 6a.m. to 9p.m. daily for tricycles (Keke) and mini-bus operators in Enugu metropolis should be maintained.“All private school buses and ambulances should all operate with commercial number plates as stipulated by the law and register their operation with the Enugu State Ministry of Transport.“Leaderships of transport unions in the state were requested to always hold meetings with the drivers/operators of all commercial vehicles in Enugu State to bridge communication gaps,” they said.The communiqué was signed by executives of all transport unions in the state; market unions’ representatives, a media representative and representatives of security agencies.Other signatories to the communiqué included: representative of the Nigerian Bar Association, representatives of the chairmen of the three council areas within Enugu metropolis and representative of the Enugu State Ministry of Transport. 

  •   The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities VIENNA Austria September 10 2021 APO Group An International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Burkina Faso today which was carried out at the request of its Government The scope of the two week International Physical Protection Advisory Service IPPAS mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the security of radioactive material regulatory practices licensing inspections and enforcement and coordination between all stakeholders involved in nuclear security The conduct of the mission included a review of the security systems and practices in place at selected facilities In August 2014 Burkina Faso ratified the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material CPPNM and its incorporation into the country s nuclear security regime was also included in the scope of the mission The team observed that Burkina Faso has established a nuclear security regime with essential elements of the IAEA s guidance on the fundamentals of nuclear security The team offered recommendations and suggestions to support Burkina Faso in further enhancing and sustaining nuclear security Good practices were identified that can serve as examples to other IAEA Member States to help strengthen their nuclear security activities The team included four experts from Lebanon Niger Senegal and the IAEA They met in the capital Ouagadougou with officials from the Ministry of the Environment as well as with representatives of other relevant ministries and governmental organizations including the Ministry of Transport the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Ministry of Justice Gendarmerie National Intelligence National Police Customs Civil Protection and the National Radiation Protection and the Nuclear Safety Authority ARSN As part of the review the team visited six facilities where radioactive sources are in use including the Nantou Mining Company two medical facilities a construction laboratory and two research centres The IPPAS team compared Burkina Faso s nuclear security regime against the CPPNM and its 2005 amendment the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radiative Sources and IAEA nuclear security guidance said Elena Buglova Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Security By hosting the IPPAS mission and following up on its findings Burkina Faso demonstrates its strong commitment to nuclear security and its continued enhancement The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities said Martial Zoungrana Director National at ARSN The recommendations and suggestions of the IPPAS mission will contribute to improving the nuclear security regime of Burkina Faso and we will do our best to implement these recommendations in close cooperation with IAEA
    IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso
      The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities VIENNA Austria September 10 2021 APO Group An International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Burkina Faso today which was carried out at the request of its Government The scope of the two week International Physical Protection Advisory Service IPPAS mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the security of radioactive material regulatory practices licensing inspections and enforcement and coordination between all stakeholders involved in nuclear security The conduct of the mission included a review of the security systems and practices in place at selected facilities In August 2014 Burkina Faso ratified the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material CPPNM and its incorporation into the country s nuclear security regime was also included in the scope of the mission The team observed that Burkina Faso has established a nuclear security regime with essential elements of the IAEA s guidance on the fundamentals of nuclear security The team offered recommendations and suggestions to support Burkina Faso in further enhancing and sustaining nuclear security Good practices were identified that can serve as examples to other IAEA Member States to help strengthen their nuclear security activities The team included four experts from Lebanon Niger Senegal and the IAEA They met in the capital Ouagadougou with officials from the Ministry of the Environment as well as with representatives of other relevant ministries and governmental organizations including the Ministry of Transport the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Ministry of Justice Gendarmerie National Intelligence National Police Customs Civil Protection and the National Radiation Protection and the Nuclear Safety Authority ARSN As part of the review the team visited six facilities where radioactive sources are in use including the Nantou Mining Company two medical facilities a construction laboratory and two research centres The IPPAS team compared Burkina Faso s nuclear security regime against the CPPNM and its 2005 amendment the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radiative Sources and IAEA nuclear security guidance said Elena Buglova Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Security By hosting the IPPAS mission and following up on its findings Burkina Faso demonstrates its strong commitment to nuclear security and its continued enhancement The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities said Martial Zoungrana Director National at ARSN The recommendations and suggestions of the IPPAS mission will contribute to improving the nuclear security regime of Burkina Faso and we will do our best to implement these recommendations in close cooperation with IAEA
    IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso
    Africa1 year ago

    IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso

    The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities

    VIENNA, Austria, September 10, 2021/APO Group/ --

    An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Burkina Faso today, which was carried out at the request of its Government.

    The scope of the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission included the legislative and regulatory framework for the security of radioactive material, regulatory practices (licensing, inspections and enforcement) and coordination between all stakeholders involved in nuclear security. The conduct of the mission included a review of the security systems and practices in place at selected facilities. In August 2014, Burkina Faso ratified the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), and its incorporation into the country’s nuclear security regime was also included in the scope of the mission.

    The team observed that Burkina Faso has established a nuclear security regime with essential elements of the IAEA’s guidance on the fundamentals of nuclear security. The team offered recommendations and suggestions to support Burkina Faso in further enhancing and sustaining nuclear security. Good practices were identified that can serve as examples to other IAEA Member States to help strengthen their nuclear security activities.

    The team included four experts from Lebanon, Niger, Senegal and the IAEA. They met in the capital Ouagadougou with officials from the Ministry of the Environment, as well as with representatives of other relevant ministries and governmental organizations, including the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, Gendarmerie, National Intelligence, National Police, Customs, Civil Protection and the National Radiation Protection and the Nuclear Safety Authority (ARSN). As part of the review, the team visited six facilities where radioactive sources are in use, including the Nantou Mining Company, two medical facilities, a construction laboratory and two research centres.

    “The IPPAS team compared Burkina Faso’s nuclear security regime against the CPPNM and its 2005 amendment, the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radiative Sources, and IAEA nuclear security guidance,” said Elena Buglova, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Security. “By hosting the IPPAS mission and following up on its findings, Burkina Faso demonstrates its strong commitment to nuclear security and its continued enhancement.”

    “The IPPAS review mission findings will help us to strengthen our legislative and regulatory framework and to implement security upgrades at our facilities,” said Martial Zoungrana, Director National at ARSN. “The recommendations and suggestions of the IPPAS mission will contribute to improving the nuclear security regime of Burkina Faso, and we will do our best to implement these recommendations in close cooperation with IAEA”.

  •   By Lucy Ogalue The Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi says work will soon commence for the construction of Bonny Deep Seaport Amaechi in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transport Mr Eric Ojiekwe disclosed this when he visited the proposed site for the project The minister noted that in choosing the site considerations must be made towards cost reduction and ease in paying compensations He said that while the South East part of the Island was also viable the most feasible might be the area to the West in Finima as it would require less dredging The experts have said it will take only 500 metres of dredging at this point to get to 17metres draught which is our target for the depth of the seaport The moment you reclaim 500metres into the ocean you get to 17metres draught You don t need further dredging While on the other end you need 1 16kms dredging to get to the water It will be more expensive to dredge 1 16km than to build rail line to this place We can do the cost analysis and come to a decision he said Amaechi also said selection of the area when finally decided upon would ensure that NNPC pipes would not be tampered with or moved for the rail lines extending to the Seaport to be laid It will also be easier to pay compensations here and take the rail through this area instead of running it through the other end where there are pipes And compensation will be paid on properties not on land If the land is not enough the Federal Government would acquire more for the expansion The Acting Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority NPA Mr Mohammed Koko said the essence of the event was to reconfirm the right location for the port adding that final studies would be made and conclusions reached The other location had pipes so we believe that this one will be perfect It has a natural draft of about 17 meters The port which will have a capacity of about 500 000 TEUs on completion is a necessary infrastructure for Nigeria Nigeria has over 823 km of coastline and we have always been saying that the idea of building deep seaports will bring more economic value to the country And Nigeria will eventually become a maritime hub in Africa or the West African sub region he said Koko also said that construction would kick off within the year and run concurrently with the construction of the Port Harcourt Maiduguri rail line which also extends to the Bonny Deep Seaport Amaechi made the visit in company of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry Dr Magdalene Ajani and experts from the Ministry of Transportation the NPA and the contractors China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd CCECC Source NAN
    Construction of Bonny Deep Seaport to commence soon – Amaechi
      By Lucy Ogalue The Minister of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi says work will soon commence for the construction of Bonny Deep Seaport Amaechi in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transport Mr Eric Ojiekwe disclosed this when he visited the proposed site for the project The minister noted that in choosing the site considerations must be made towards cost reduction and ease in paying compensations He said that while the South East part of the Island was also viable the most feasible might be the area to the West in Finima as it would require less dredging The experts have said it will take only 500 metres of dredging at this point to get to 17metres draught which is our target for the depth of the seaport The moment you reclaim 500metres into the ocean you get to 17metres draught You don t need further dredging While on the other end you need 1 16kms dredging to get to the water It will be more expensive to dredge 1 16km than to build rail line to this place We can do the cost analysis and come to a decision he said Amaechi also said selection of the area when finally decided upon would ensure that NNPC pipes would not be tampered with or moved for the rail lines extending to the Seaport to be laid It will also be easier to pay compensations here and take the rail through this area instead of running it through the other end where there are pipes And compensation will be paid on properties not on land If the land is not enough the Federal Government would acquire more for the expansion The Acting Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority NPA Mr Mohammed Koko said the essence of the event was to reconfirm the right location for the port adding that final studies would be made and conclusions reached The other location had pipes so we believe that this one will be perfect It has a natural draft of about 17 meters The port which will have a capacity of about 500 000 TEUs on completion is a necessary infrastructure for Nigeria Nigeria has over 823 km of coastline and we have always been saying that the idea of building deep seaports will bring more economic value to the country And Nigeria will eventually become a maritime hub in Africa or the West African sub region he said Koko also said that construction would kick off within the year and run concurrently with the construction of the Port Harcourt Maiduguri rail line which also extends to the Bonny Deep Seaport Amaechi made the visit in company of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry Dr Magdalene Ajani and experts from the Ministry of Transportation the NPA and the contractors China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd CCECC Source NAN
    Construction of Bonny Deep Seaport to commence soon – Amaechi
    General news1 year ago

    Construction of Bonny Deep Seaport to commence soon – Amaechi

    By Lucy Ogalue

    The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says work will soon commence for the construction of Bonny Deep Seaport.

    Amaechi, in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations,  Ministry of Transport, Mr Eric Ojiekwe, disclosed this when he visited the proposed site for the project.

    The minister noted that in choosing the site, considerations must be made towards cost reduction and ease in paying compensations.

    He said that while the South East part of the Island was also viable, the most feasible might be the area to the West in Finima, as it would require less dredging.

    “The experts have said it will take only 500 metres of dredging at this point to get to 17metres draught which is our target for the depth of the seaport.

    ”The moment you reclaim 500metres into the ocean, you get to 17metres draught. You don’t need further dredging. While on the other end, you need 1.16kms dredging to get to the water.

    ”It will be more expensive to dredge 1.16km than to build rail line to this place. We can do the cost analysis and come to a decision,” he said.

    Amaechi also said selection of the area, when finally decided upon would ensure that NNPC pipes would not be tampered with or moved for the rail lines extending to the Seaport to be laid.

    “It will also be easier to pay compensations here and take the rail through this area instead of running it through the other end where there are pipes.

    ”And, compensation will be paid on properties, not on land. If the land is not enough, the Federal Government would acquire more for the expansion.

    The Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr Mohammed Koko, said the essence of the event was to reconfirm the right location for the port, adding that final studies would be made and conclusions reached.

    ”The other location had pipes, so we believe that this one will be perfect. It has a natural draft of about 17 meters.

    “The port which will have a capacity of about 500,000 TEUs on completion is a necessary infrastructure for Nigeria.

    ”Nigeria has over 823 km of coastline and we have always been saying that the idea of building deep seaports will bring more economic value to the country.

    ”And, Nigeria will eventually become a maritime hub in Africa or the West African sub-region,” he said.

    Koko also said that construction would kick off within the year and run concurrently with the construction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line which also extends to the Bonny Deep Seaport.

    Amaechi made the visit in company of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani, and experts from the Ministry of Transportation, the NPA  and the contractors, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC).

     

    Source: NAN

  •   By Lucy Ogalue The Federal government is set to improve transportation modes as a way of cutting the cost of production and enhancing the ease of doing business in the country Mr Eric Ojiekwe Director Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transport said this in a statement on Friday Ojiekwe said this was coming on the heels of the 16th Edition of the National Council on Transportation NCT with the theme Sustainable Transportation Panacea for National Development He said the event would be held in Kano from Sept 6 to Sept 10 The 2021 event will be hosted by the Kano State Government with Gov Abdullahi Ganduje as the Chief Host The Ministers of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Sen Gbemisola Saraki will flag off the programme and make presentations at the occasion In attendance at the NCT will be Transport Commissioners of the 36 States and the FCT National Union of Road Transport Workers Maritime Unions Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners amongst others The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NCT is a forum where stakeholders meet and brainstorm on ways to improve on the transportation sector The 15th Edition was held in Sokoto State Source NAN
    FG to improve transportation modes to enhance businesses
      By Lucy Ogalue The Federal government is set to improve transportation modes as a way of cutting the cost of production and enhancing the ease of doing business in the country Mr Eric Ojiekwe Director Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transport said this in a statement on Friday Ojiekwe said this was coming on the heels of the 16th Edition of the National Council on Transportation NCT with the theme Sustainable Transportation Panacea for National Development He said the event would be held in Kano from Sept 6 to Sept 10 The 2021 event will be hosted by the Kano State Government with Gov Abdullahi Ganduje as the Chief Host The Ministers of Transportation Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Sen Gbemisola Saraki will flag off the programme and make presentations at the occasion In attendance at the NCT will be Transport Commissioners of the 36 States and the FCT National Union of Road Transport Workers Maritime Unions Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners amongst others The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NCT is a forum where stakeholders meet and brainstorm on ways to improve on the transportation sector The 15th Edition was held in Sokoto State Source NAN
    FG to improve transportation modes to enhance businesses
    General news1 year ago

    FG to improve transportation modes to enhance businesses

    By Lucy Ogalue

    The Federal government is set to improve transportation modes as a way of cutting the cost of production and enhancing the ease of doing business in the country.

    Mr Eric Ojiekwe, Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Transport said this in a statement on Friday.

    Ojiekwe said this was coming on the heels of the 16th Edition of the National Council on Transportation (NCT) with the theme: “Sustainable Transportation: Panacea for National Development”.

    He said the event would be held in Kano, from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10.

    ”The 2021 event will be hosted by the Kano State Government with Gov.  Abdullahi  Ganduje as the Chief Host.

    ”The Ministers of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, will flag-off the programme and make presentations at the occasion.

    ”In attendance at the NCT will be Transport Commissioners of the 36 States and the FCT, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Maritime Unions, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, amongst others.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NCT is a forum where stakeholders meet and brainstorm on ways to improve on the transportation sector.

    The 15th Edition was held in Sokoto State.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Lucy Ogalue Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed participation at the forthcoming Nigeria International Maritime Summit NIMS scheduled to hold between Oct 5 and Oct 6 in Lagos Amaechi made the confirmation when a delegation from the event s Governing Board and Advisory Council visited him on Friday in Abuja The minister noted the importance of business to business exchange in the maritime industry and pledged the commitment of the Ministry of Transport to the event The Chief Executive Officer of NIMS Mr Emeka Akabogu said the Summit was focused on harnessing the diverse strengths of the Nigerian maritime industry and unlocking economic strength through industry cooperation Akabogu described the NIMS as the only whole of value chain business event for international organisations policy makers regulators development organisations operators service providers and consumers in Nigeria s maritime industry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit incorporates a strategic conference a maritime trade exhibition and high level networking opportunities According to Akabogu NIMS will create a first rate business development and policy activation opportunity in the country and will be a hybrid of in person and virtual participation The idea of the summit is essentially for us as industry practitioners in the maritime industry to come together Nigeria should be a maritime hub but Nigeria over the years has not been able to develop a viable maritime cluster So it is only by developing a viable maritime cluster that the advantages of being a hub can be harnessed and that is the idea We have set the October 5 to 6 for the summit and our request is that you deploy your good office to be physically part of the event In doing that you are engendering confidence of the industry and also encouraging the agencies under the ministry to buy in and this will have a multiplier effect Akabogu said The NIMS CEO explained that with the summit a lot of the pressure placed on government would be transferred to the private sector which should be the case ordinarily The private sector is able to facilitate its business on its own all that we need is that the government just shows its presence wherever this things are happening We hope you wll come and formally declare the event open on the 5th and if we can get an encouragement of all the agencies to be part of it in one way or the other he added Also speaking Mrs Margaret Orakwusi member of the Governing Board of NIMS said the summit would serve as a platform to showcase the potentials in the industry and attract more investors Orakwusi said it would help address all the burning issues in the industry and present the sector in a very positive light to the whole World This is a way of saying to the whole world come and see what is happening in this sector she said Source NAN
    Amaechi expresses commitment to Maritime summit
      By Lucy Ogalue Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed participation at the forthcoming Nigeria International Maritime Summit NIMS scheduled to hold between Oct 5 and Oct 6 in Lagos Amaechi made the confirmation when a delegation from the event s Governing Board and Advisory Council visited him on Friday in Abuja The minister noted the importance of business to business exchange in the maritime industry and pledged the commitment of the Ministry of Transport to the event The Chief Executive Officer of NIMS Mr Emeka Akabogu said the Summit was focused on harnessing the diverse strengths of the Nigerian maritime industry and unlocking economic strength through industry cooperation Akabogu described the NIMS as the only whole of value chain business event for international organisations policy makers regulators development organisations operators service providers and consumers in Nigeria s maritime industry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit incorporates a strategic conference a maritime trade exhibition and high level networking opportunities According to Akabogu NIMS will create a first rate business development and policy activation opportunity in the country and will be a hybrid of in person and virtual participation The idea of the summit is essentially for us as industry practitioners in the maritime industry to come together Nigeria should be a maritime hub but Nigeria over the years has not been able to develop a viable maritime cluster So it is only by developing a viable maritime cluster that the advantages of being a hub can be harnessed and that is the idea We have set the October 5 to 6 for the summit and our request is that you deploy your good office to be physically part of the event In doing that you are engendering confidence of the industry and also encouraging the agencies under the ministry to buy in and this will have a multiplier effect Akabogu said The NIMS CEO explained that with the summit a lot of the pressure placed on government would be transferred to the private sector which should be the case ordinarily The private sector is able to facilitate its business on its own all that we need is that the government just shows its presence wherever this things are happening We hope you wll come and formally declare the event open on the 5th and if we can get an encouragement of all the agencies to be part of it in one way or the other he added Also speaking Mrs Margaret Orakwusi member of the Governing Board of NIMS said the summit would serve as a platform to showcase the potentials in the industry and attract more investors Orakwusi said it would help address all the burning issues in the industry and present the sector in a very positive light to the whole World This is a way of saying to the whole world come and see what is happening in this sector she said Source NAN
    Amaechi expresses commitment to Maritime summit
    Economy1 year ago

    Amaechi expresses commitment to Maritime summit

    By Lucy Ogalue 

    Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed participation at the forthcoming Nigeria International Maritime Summit(NIMS) scheduled to hold between Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 in Lagos.

    Amaechi made the confirmation when a delegation from the event’s Governing Board and Advisory Council visited him on Friday in Abuja.

    The minister noted the importance of business-to-business exchange in the maritime industry and pledged the commitment of the Ministry of Transport to the event.

    The Chief Executive Officer of NIMS, Mr Emeka Akabogu, said the Summit was focused on harnessing the diverse strengths of the Nigerian maritime industry and unlocking economic strength through industry cooperation.

    Akabogu described the NIMS as the only ‘whole-of-value-chain’ business event for international organisations, policy makers, regulators, development organisations, operators, service providers and consumers in Nigeria’s maritime industry.

    The News Agency of Nigeria   reports that the summit incorporates a strategic conference, a maritime trade exhibition and high-level networking opportunities.

    According to Akabogu,  NIMS will create a first-rate business development and policy activation opportunity in the country and will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual participation.

    ”The idea of the summit is essentially for us as industry practitioners in the maritime industry to come together.

    ”Nigeria should be a maritime hub, but Nigeria over the years has not been able to develop a viable maritime  cluster.

    ”So it is only by developing a viable maritime cluster that the advantages of being a hub can be harnessed and that is the idea.

    ” We have set the October 5 to 6, for the summit and our request is that you deploy your good office to be physically part of the event.

    ”In doing that, you are engendering confidence of the industry and also encouraging the agencies under the ministry to buy in and this will have a multiplier effect, ” Akabogu said.

    The NIMS CEO explained that with the summit, a lot of the pressure placed on government would be transferred to the private sector, which should be the case ordinarily.

    ”The private sector is able to facilitate its business on its own,  all that we need is that the government just shows its presence wherever this things are happening.

    ”We hope you wll come and formally declare the event open on the 5th and if we can get an encouragement of all the agencies to be part of it in one way or the other,” he added.

    Also speaking,  Mrs Margaret Orakwusi, member of the Governing Board of NIMS,  said the summit would serve as a platform to showcase the potentials in the industry and attract more investors.

    Orakwusi said it would help address all the burning issues in the industry and present the sector in a very positive light to the whole World.

    ” This is a way of saying to the whole world,  come and see what is happening in this sector,” she said.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Polycarp Auta In 2012 the Plateau government banned commercial motorcyclists known as Okada bikers and regulated the operations of commercial tricycles in the metropolises of Jos and Bukuru Okada s ban followed a law passed by the House of Assembly and approved by Jonah Jang then governor The law banned Okada from the Jos and Bukuru axis and also ordered tricycle operators to use only designated routes in the city and operate between 6 a m and 9 p m daily The government has raised safety concerns for the ban after alleging that motorcyclists are being used as tools to commit the most heinous crimes Law enforcement was met with stiff resistance especially by those who believed the movement was targeting a particular section of society but the government stood firm and eliminated the runners from the streets To cushion commuters hardships caused by the ban the government loaned buses taxis and tricycles to interested citizens who used the affected roads A working group made up of government officials has been formed to monitor compliance But the joy of the people of Jos seems short lived with the recent resurgence of commercial motorcycle operators on routes previously taboo for them Currently they operate freely in Rayfield Zaramaganda Dadin Kowa Sabon Barki Rantya Tudun Wada Abattior among others More worrying is the fact that motorcyclists ply the main streets and highways of Jos without risk of penalty a practice which the law had prohibited They entered the city center and are a common place around the terminus market Ahmadu Bello lane Murtala lane Yakubu Gowon lane among others Mr John Gyang a resident of Dadin Kowa says Okada runners have posed a serious threat and have over time contributed to the increase in the accident rate Okada drivers are generally reckless on the highways the ban has made the roads healthy but with their return the bad days are back he fulminated Other observers accused security personnel of being a major violator of the ban noting that most of the runners were either military or police Concerned about development the Plateau House of Assembly recently called for full enforcement of the law banning the operations of commercial motorcyclists in Jos The House in a motion presented by Daniel Nanbol member representing Lantang North Central expressed deep concern over the non compliance with the law Nanbol reminded lawmakers that there is a law banning motorcycle operations in Jos and even tricycles have designated areas in which to operate He argued that the uncontrolled operations of Okada runners posed a threat to the safety of residents It is not safe to even board tricycles in some areas it will be good for law enforcement officers to do their job he said Mr Baba Hassan member representing the constituency of Jos Nord also expressed his concern at the high level of insecurity resulting from the uncontrolled operations of Okada and the tricycle drivers House Majority Leader Daniel Naanlong said it was imperative that the people adhere to the laws We need to make sure that the laws we enact are fully implemented he said House Speaker Abok Ayuba agreed with his colleagues saying laws passed by the House must be fully implemented The laws we enact must be implemented and we must call on those who have not enforced them to come before us and explain the reason for their failure he said The Plateau section of the Union of Journalists of Nigeria NUJ in a statement issued at the end of its congress held on July 9 expressed deep concern at the harmful activities of motorcycles and tricycles The statement signed by Mr Peter Amine his secretary called on the government and security agencies to fully enforce the motorcycle ban and to regulate tricycle operations in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru The union called on security agencies to review the closing time for tricycle operations from 8 00 p m to 6 00 p m every day For his part Mr Dan Majang Information and Communication Commissioner called the resurgence an unfortunate development He said the law banning Okada and regulating tricycle operators in Jos was still in effect warning that anyone found in violation must be arrested and prosecuted The government s position is that the driving ban for motorcyclists in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru is still in effect It is promulgated by the state house of assembly it was not repealed It is unfortunate that we are witnessing a resurgence of operators Non compliance is purely an act of illegality he said The commissioner blamed the resurgence on non enforcement of the ban by security and relevant government agencies adding that the return of Okada operators was a threat to state peace and security These operators commit numerous crimes and pose serious threats to the security of the state Their resurgence is dangerous So I want to call on the security agencies and the Ministry of Transport to step up their efforts to ensure that the ban is enforced at the latest To corroborate Manjang Mr Ubah Ogaba the state police public relations officer PPRO insisted that the ban had not been lifted and the law had not been changed The PPRO said police command responded to the NUJ s call and revised the closing time for tricycle operation to 7 p m daily According to the spokesperson the command has arrested many violators of the ban and will continue the raid Okada s operating ban has not been lifted It is a law and it is only through a law that it can be amended We have arrested a number of offenders impounded their motorcycles and charged many in court We expect all tricycle operators to comply with the new closing time it will help resolve some of the security issues in Jos and Bukuru he said Ogaba advised residents of the state to refrain from violating the ban warning anyone arrested would be subjected to the full wrath of the law The PPRO rejected allegations that some security personnel were guilty of flouting the traffic ban on Okada in the city and explained that the few people seen on the roads were being used for official purposes only NAN characteristics If used please credit the author and the Nigerian News Agency
    Jos residents rage as Okada runners take to the streets
      By Polycarp Auta In 2012 the Plateau government banned commercial motorcyclists known as Okada bikers and regulated the operations of commercial tricycles in the metropolises of Jos and Bukuru Okada s ban followed a law passed by the House of Assembly and approved by Jonah Jang then governor The law banned Okada from the Jos and Bukuru axis and also ordered tricycle operators to use only designated routes in the city and operate between 6 a m and 9 p m daily The government has raised safety concerns for the ban after alleging that motorcyclists are being used as tools to commit the most heinous crimes Law enforcement was met with stiff resistance especially by those who believed the movement was targeting a particular section of society but the government stood firm and eliminated the runners from the streets To cushion commuters hardships caused by the ban the government loaned buses taxis and tricycles to interested citizens who used the affected roads A working group made up of government officials has been formed to monitor compliance But the joy of the people of Jos seems short lived with the recent resurgence of commercial motorcycle operators on routes previously taboo for them Currently they operate freely in Rayfield Zaramaganda Dadin Kowa Sabon Barki Rantya Tudun Wada Abattior among others More worrying is the fact that motorcyclists ply the main streets and highways of Jos without risk of penalty a practice which the law had prohibited They entered the city center and are a common place around the terminus market Ahmadu Bello lane Murtala lane Yakubu Gowon lane among others Mr John Gyang a resident of Dadin Kowa says Okada runners have posed a serious threat and have over time contributed to the increase in the accident rate Okada drivers are generally reckless on the highways the ban has made the roads healthy but with their return the bad days are back he fulminated Other observers accused security personnel of being a major violator of the ban noting that most of the runners were either military or police Concerned about development the Plateau House of Assembly recently called for full enforcement of the law banning the operations of commercial motorcyclists in Jos The House in a motion presented by Daniel Nanbol member representing Lantang North Central expressed deep concern over the non compliance with the law Nanbol reminded lawmakers that there is a law banning motorcycle operations in Jos and even tricycles have designated areas in which to operate He argued that the uncontrolled operations of Okada runners posed a threat to the safety of residents It is not safe to even board tricycles in some areas it will be good for law enforcement officers to do their job he said Mr Baba Hassan member representing the constituency of Jos Nord also expressed his concern at the high level of insecurity resulting from the uncontrolled operations of Okada and the tricycle drivers House Majority Leader Daniel Naanlong said it was imperative that the people adhere to the laws We need to make sure that the laws we enact are fully implemented he said House Speaker Abok Ayuba agreed with his colleagues saying laws passed by the House must be fully implemented The laws we enact must be implemented and we must call on those who have not enforced them to come before us and explain the reason for their failure he said The Plateau section of the Union of Journalists of Nigeria NUJ in a statement issued at the end of its congress held on July 9 expressed deep concern at the harmful activities of motorcycles and tricycles The statement signed by Mr Peter Amine his secretary called on the government and security agencies to fully enforce the motorcycle ban and to regulate tricycle operations in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru The union called on security agencies to review the closing time for tricycle operations from 8 00 p m to 6 00 p m every day For his part Mr Dan Majang Information and Communication Commissioner called the resurgence an unfortunate development He said the law banning Okada and regulating tricycle operators in Jos was still in effect warning that anyone found in violation must be arrested and prosecuted The government s position is that the driving ban for motorcyclists in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru is still in effect It is promulgated by the state house of assembly it was not repealed It is unfortunate that we are witnessing a resurgence of operators Non compliance is purely an act of illegality he said The commissioner blamed the resurgence on non enforcement of the ban by security and relevant government agencies adding that the return of Okada operators was a threat to state peace and security These operators commit numerous crimes and pose serious threats to the security of the state Their resurgence is dangerous So I want to call on the security agencies and the Ministry of Transport to step up their efforts to ensure that the ban is enforced at the latest To corroborate Manjang Mr Ubah Ogaba the state police public relations officer PPRO insisted that the ban had not been lifted and the law had not been changed The PPRO said police command responded to the NUJ s call and revised the closing time for tricycle operation to 7 p m daily According to the spokesperson the command has arrested many violators of the ban and will continue the raid Okada s operating ban has not been lifted It is a law and it is only through a law that it can be amended We have arrested a number of offenders impounded their motorcycles and charged many in court We expect all tricycle operators to comply with the new closing time it will help resolve some of the security issues in Jos and Bukuru he said Ogaba advised residents of the state to refrain from violating the ban warning anyone arrested would be subjected to the full wrath of the law The PPRO rejected allegations that some security personnel were guilty of flouting the traffic ban on Okada in the city and explained that the few people seen on the roads were being used for official purposes only NAN characteristics If used please credit the author and the Nigerian News Agency
    Jos residents rage as Okada runners take to the streets
    General news1 year ago

    Jos residents rage as Okada runners take to the streets

    By Polycarp Auta

    In 2012, the Plateau government banned commercial motorcyclists, known as Okada bikers, and regulated the operations of commercial tricycles in the metropolises of Jos and Bukuru.

    Okada's ban followed a law passed by the House of Assembly and approved by Jonah Jang, then governor.

    The law banned Okada from the Jos and Bukuru axis and also ordered tricycle operators to use only designated routes in the city and operate between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

    The government has raised safety concerns for the ban after alleging that motorcyclists are being used as tools to commit the most heinous crimes.

    Law enforcement was met with stiff resistance, especially by those who believed the movement was targeting a particular section of society, but the government stood firm and eliminated the runners from the streets.

    To cushion commuters' hardships caused by the ban, the government loaned buses, taxis and tricycles to interested citizens who used the affected roads.

    A working group made up of government officials has been formed to monitor compliance

    But the joy of the people of Jos seems short-lived with the recent resurgence of commercial motorcycle operators on routes previously taboo for them.

    Currently, they operate freely in Rayfield, Zaramaganda, Dadin Kowa, Sabon Barki, Rantya, Tudun Wada, Abattior, among others.

    More worrying is the fact that motorcyclists ply the main streets and highways of Jos without risk of penalty, a practice which the law had prohibited.

    They entered the city center and are a common place around the terminus market, Ahmadu Bello lane, Murtala lane, Yakubu Gowon lane, among others.

    Mr. John Gyang, a resident of Dadin Kowa, says Okada runners have posed a serious threat and have, over time, contributed to the increase in the accident rate.

    “Okada drivers are generally reckless on the highways; the ban has made the roads healthy, but with their return, the bad days are back, ”he fulminated.

    Other observers accused security personnel of being a major violator of the ban, noting that most of the runners were either military or police.

    Concerned about development, the Plateau House of Assembly recently called for full enforcement of the law banning the operations of commercial motorcyclists in Jos.

    The House, in a motion presented by Daniel Nanbol, member representing Lantang North Central, expressed deep concern over the non-compliance with the law.

    Nanbol reminded lawmakers that there is a law banning motorcycle operations in Jos, and even tricycles have designated areas in which to operate.

    He argued that the uncontrolled operations of Okada runners posed a threat to the safety of residents.

    “It is not safe to even board tricycles in some areas; it will be good for law enforcement officers to do their job, ”he said.

    Mr. Baba Hassan, member representing the constituency of Jos Nord, also expressed his concern at the high level of insecurity resulting from the uncontrolled operations of Okada and the tricycle drivers.

    House Majority Leader Daniel Naanlong said it was imperative that the people adhere to the laws.

    “We need to make sure that the laws we enact are fully implemented,” he said.

    House Speaker Abok Ayuba agreed with his colleagues, saying laws passed by the House must be fully implemented.

    "The laws we enact must be implemented and we must call on those who have not enforced them to come before us and explain the reason for their failure," he said.

    The Plateau section of the Union of Journalists of Nigeria (NUJ), in a statement issued at the end of its congress held on July 9, expressed deep concern at the "harmful activities of motorcycles and tricycles".

    The statement signed by Mr. Peter Amine, his secretary, called on the government and security agencies to fully enforce the motorcycle ban and to regulate tricycle operations in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru.

    The union called on security agencies to review the closing time for tricycle operations from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.

    For his part, Mr. Dan Majang, Information and Communication Commissioner, called the resurgence an “unfortunate development”.

    He said the law banning Okada and regulating tricycle operators in Jos was still in effect, warning that anyone found in violation must be arrested and prosecuted.

    “The government's position is that the driving ban for motorcyclists in the metropolis of Jos and Bukuru is still in effect. It is promulgated by the state house of assembly; it was not repealed.

    “It is unfortunate that we are witnessing a resurgence of operators. Non-compliance is purely an act of illegality, ”he said.

    The commissioner blamed the resurgence on non-enforcement of the ban by security and relevant government agencies, adding that the return of Okada operators was a threat to state peace and security.

    “These operators commit numerous crimes and pose serious threats to the security of the state. Their resurgence is dangerous.

    “So I want to call on the security agencies and the Ministry of Transport to step up their efforts to ensure that the ban is enforced at the latest. "

    To corroborate Manjang, Mr. Ubah Ogaba, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), insisted that the ban had not been lifted and the law had not been changed.

    The PPRO said police command responded to the NUJ's call and revised the closing time for tricycle operation to 7 p.m. daily.

    According to the spokesperson, the command has arrested many violators of the ban and will continue the raid.

    “Okada's operating ban has not been lifted. It is a law and it is only through a law that it can be amended.

    “We have arrested a number of offenders, impounded their motorcycles and charged many in court.

    “We expect all tricycle operators to comply with the new closing time; it will help resolve some of the security issues in Jos and Bukuru, '' he said.

    Ogaba advised residents of the state to refrain from violating the ban, warning anyone arrested would be subjected to the full wrath of the law.

    The PPRO rejected allegations that some security personnel were guilty of flouting the traffic ban on Okada in the city, and explained that the few people seen on the roads were being used "for official purposes only. ". (NAN characteristics)

    ** If used, please credit the author and the Nigerian News Agency.

  •   By Lucy Ogalue The Federal Government says the Lekki Deep Seaport will be a significant game changer in Nigeria s Maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub regions of Africa The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport Dr Magdalene Ajani disclosed this in a statement by Anastasia Ogbonna Assistant Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry in Abuja Ajani made this known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quartely inspection of progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos According to her the Port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa The inspection comprised of an audio visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises the contractors China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd and the Project Managers Louis Berger Intl as well as a physical inspection of the works on site Ajani said the developers were working assiduously to meet the deadline of fourth quarter 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi The permanent secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director Maritme Services Awal Suleiman Director Legal Services Pius Oteh Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council Hassan Bello Others include the Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Bashir Jamoh and other technical officers from the Ministry and the Agencies NAN NAN
    Lekki deep seaport will change Maritime economy – FG
      By Lucy Ogalue The Federal Government says the Lekki Deep Seaport will be a significant game changer in Nigeria s Maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub regions of Africa The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport Dr Magdalene Ajani disclosed this in a statement by Anastasia Ogbonna Assistant Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry in Abuja Ajani made this known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quartely inspection of progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos According to her the Port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa The inspection comprised of an audio visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises the contractors China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd and the Project Managers Louis Berger Intl as well as a physical inspection of the works on site Ajani said the developers were working assiduously to meet the deadline of fourth quarter 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi The permanent secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director Maritme Services Awal Suleiman Director Legal Services Pius Oteh Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council Hassan Bello Others include the Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Bashir Jamoh and other technical officers from the Ministry and the Agencies NAN NAN
    Lekki deep seaport will change Maritime economy – FG
    Economy1 year ago

    Lekki deep seaport will change Maritime economy – FG

    By Lucy Ogalue

    The Federal Government says the Lekki Deep Seaport will be a significant game-changer in Nigeria’s Maritime economy with corresponding benefits to the West and Central sub-regions of Africa.

    The  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Dr Magdalene Ajani disclosed this in a statement by Anastasia Ogbonna, Assistant Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, in Abuja.

    Ajani made this known when she led a Ministerial Team on a quartely inspection of progress of work on the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos.

    According to her,  the Port is designed to be the deepest port in West Africa.

    The inspection comprised of an audio-visual briefing by the management of Lekki Port Enterprises, the contractors (China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd) and the Project Managers (Louis Berger Intl.) as well as a physical inspection of the works on site.

    Ajani said the developers were working assiduously to meet the deadline of fourth quarter 2022 for commencement of commercial operations as directed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

    The permanent secretary was accompanied on the inspection by the Director, Maritme Services, Awal Suleiman, Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello.

    Others include the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala- Usman, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Bashir Jamoh and other technical officers from the Ministry and the Agencies. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   By Lucy Ogalue The Managing Director Nigeria Railway Corporation NRC Fidet Okhiria has buried his mother Elder Rosa Okhiria Nee Ijagbone who died at the age of 85 in his country home in Iruekpen Edo State A statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transportation Eric Ojiekwe said the late Rosa Okhiria died on March 1 and was buried on April 24 The NRC boss said that his Mother lived a life of giving helping the needy and empowering her immediate community He added that rather than mourning this day calls for celebration of a life well spent The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi in the company of his wife Dame Judith Amaechi prayed for the peaceful repose of Mama Okhiria and for God to fill the vacuum created by her exit According to Dr Magdalene Ajani Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport life expectancy in Nigeria is low noting that for her to get to 85 is worthy of celebration Ajani equally acknowledged the selfless qualities of the late matriarch and prayed God to grant her eternal rest The Officiating Pastor Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG Pastor James Oluologun in his sermon lauded the many qualities of Rosa Okhiria aka Mama Medical Oluogun also disclosed that the deceased donated the piece of land on which the church in Iruekpen stood today Dignitaries in attendance at the burial include Wife of the Chief of Defence Staff Victoria Irabor the Auditor General of the Federation Adolphus Aghughu APC Edo gubernatorial candidate in the last election Osagie Ize Iyamu and members of the National Assembly among others NAN
    NRC boss, Okhiria buries 85 year-old mum
      By Lucy Ogalue The Managing Director Nigeria Railway Corporation NRC Fidet Okhiria has buried his mother Elder Rosa Okhiria Nee Ijagbone who died at the age of 85 in his country home in Iruekpen Edo State A statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations Ministry of Transportation Eric Ojiekwe said the late Rosa Okhiria died on March 1 and was buried on April 24 The NRC boss said that his Mother lived a life of giving helping the needy and empowering her immediate community He added that rather than mourning this day calls for celebration of a life well spent The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi in the company of his wife Dame Judith Amaechi prayed for the peaceful repose of Mama Okhiria and for God to fill the vacuum created by her exit According to Dr Magdalene Ajani Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport life expectancy in Nigeria is low noting that for her to get to 85 is worthy of celebration Ajani equally acknowledged the selfless qualities of the late matriarch and prayed God to grant her eternal rest The Officiating Pastor Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG Pastor James Oluologun in his sermon lauded the many qualities of Rosa Okhiria aka Mama Medical Oluogun also disclosed that the deceased donated the piece of land on which the church in Iruekpen stood today Dignitaries in attendance at the burial include Wife of the Chief of Defence Staff Victoria Irabor the Auditor General of the Federation Adolphus Aghughu APC Edo gubernatorial candidate in the last election Osagie Ize Iyamu and members of the National Assembly among others NAN
    NRC boss, Okhiria buries 85 year-old mum
    General news1 year ago

    NRC boss, Okhiria buries 85 year-old mum

    By Lucy Ogalue

    The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, has buried his mother, Elder Rosa Okhiria (Nee Ijagbone), who died at the age of 85, in his country home in Iruekpen, Edo State.

    A statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Transportation,  Eric Ojiekwe,  said the late Rosa Okhiria died on March 1 and was buried on April 24.

    The NRC boss said that his Mother lived a life of giving, helping the needy and empowering her immediate community.

    He added that ” rather than mourning,  this day calls for celebration of a life well spent”

    The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in the company of his wife, Dame Judith Amaechi, prayed for the peaceful repose of Mama Okhiria and for God to fill the vacuum created by her exit.

    According to Dr Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, life expectancy in Nigeria is low, noting that for her to get to 85 is worthy of celebration.

    Ajani equally acknowledged the selfless qualities of the late matriarch and prayed God to grant her eternal rest.

    The Officiating Pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor James Oluologun, in his sermon lauded the many qualities of Rosa Okhiria (aka Mama Medical).

    Oluogun also disclosed that the deceased donated the piece of land on which the church in Iruekpen stood today.

    Dignitaries in attendance at the burial include, Wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Victoria Irabor, the Auditor-General of the Federation; Adolphus Aghughu, APC Edo gubernatorial candidate in the last election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and members of the National Assembly among others.

    (NAN)