PRESENT-DAY TECHNOLOGY AND RAPID RESPONSE, A PANACEA TO RAIL INSECURITY - SAMBO
The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has zeroed in on a lasting intervention to rail and by extension road insecurity, after studying several submissions and recommendations presented to him, therefore zeroing in on employing present-day technology and rapid response by the relevant security agencies.
The Honourable Minister made this remark on a courtesy visit to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Amina J. Mohammed at the United Nations Headquarters complex in New York, United State of America.
INLAND WATERWAYS CASH COW LONG OVERDUE FOR HARNESSING – SAMBO
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has described the nation’s Inland Waterways as cash cows long overdue for harnessing, as it abounds with economic potentials capable of revolutionizing the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
The Minister made this known in Abuja at the inauguration of the Technical Working Group (TWG) Proposal for Channel Management between Escravos, Onitsha and Baro Port on the Niger River on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Arrangement.
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER RECEIVES INTERIM REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NIGERIAN FLEET.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, has received an interim report on the need to establish a strong and sustainable national fleet by the Nigerian Fleet Implementation Committee.
Receiving the report at the Ministry in Abuja, the Minister stated that, “Nigeria is a maritime country and if Nigeria gets its acts together, the country will have no business looking for money from the oil sector as a contribution to the GDP of the country.”
Speaking on how the project can be immediately realized, he said: “I don’t know whether in the course of the Committee’s consultations with other Stakeholders, you were able to have some conversations with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) because, If NNPC, can give 100% support, this matter can be closed in two months,”
LEKKI PORT PROJECT TO PROVIDE ABOUT 112, 000 JOBS TO NIGERIANS - SAMBO
The Minister of Transportation, Alhaji Muazu Sambo, has said that the Lekki deep-sea port project would create 112,000 jobs for Nigerians upon its completion. Sambo gave the declaration on Sunday in Jalingo the headquarters of Taraba state while speaking with newsmen.
The Minister said the port, which is the Premier Deep-Sea Port in Nigeria would bring more tonnage and revenue to the port and the country. He further said the importance of the project would impact positively on the nation’s economy.
The Minister said the Lekki port project is the first of its kind to be in operation in Nigeria.
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER LAUDS SIFAX GROUP, ASSURES OF FG SUPPORT
Alhaji Muazu Sambo, Minister of Transportation, has lauded SIFAX Group for its socio-economic impact on the nation and promised to support the company’s businesses in order to contribute more to the economy.
He made this known during an inspection tour of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the flagship business of SIFAX Group at Tin Can Island Port.
According to the Minister, SIFAX Group and its subsidiaries are adding great value to the Nigerian maritime sector and by extension, the economy, and as such deserves the government’s support.
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER SCORES BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT HIGH ON INFRASTRUCTURE
The Transportation Minister, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has said that no government has invested more in infrastructural development than President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Sambo who made this known yesterday in Lagos when he undertook an inspection tour of facilities in Tin-Can, Apapa ports, and the Mobolaji Johnson train station, Ebutte-Meta, acknowledged that despite the tremendous achievements by the Buhari administration, there’s still a lot to be done.
FG INAUGURATES NIGERIAN SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL GOVERNING BOARD
The Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has inaugurated the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Governing Board with the charge to foster an economy that is robust, transparent, accountable, and in line with international best practices.
Sambo who performed the inauguration yesterday in Abuja disclosed that the Council is vested with “the responsibility of providing a forum for the protection of the interest of shippers on matters affecting the shipment of imports and exports to and from Nigeria as well as liaising with the appropriate arms of the Government of the Federation and other Organizations in assessing the stability and adequacy of existing services and make appropriate recommendations.”
FG DECLARES DALA INLAND DRY PORT AS PORT OF ORIGIN AND FINAL DESTINATION
The Federal Government has declared the Dala Inland Dry Port as the port of origin for the export of goods and the final destination for goods brought into the country via the nation’s seaports.
The Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, while making the declaration in Kano on behalf of the Federal Government disclosed that the epoch-making event was granted approval by the Federal Executive Council in March 2006, as part of FG’s reform program to promote efficient transportation, decongest the seaports and bring shipping and ports services closer to importers and exporters.
MU'AZU JAJI SAMBO APPOINTS ABUBAKAR DANTSOHO AS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF
The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo appoints Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho, as his Chief of Staff.
Dantsoho holds a PhD in Maritime Technology, from the Prestigious Liverpool John Moores University, UK, an M.Sc in International transport from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, and a B.Sc from the Prestigious University of Maiduguri.
Dantsoho has been in the Maritime industry for well over twenty-five (25) years, with skills in Maritime Technology, Ports Management and Operations, logistics, Business, and Strategic Planning, Project Management, and research/studies with international institutions, including the World Bank and Crown Agent UK.
FG TO DEPLOY TECHNOLOGY TO FORESTALL SECURITY BREACHES ON RAIL TRACKS
The Federal Government has said it would deploy the best digital security apparatus on the nation’s rail tracks to forestall the recurrence of the Abuja – Kaduna train attack.
The new Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo disclosed this today when he embarked on an inspection tour of Idu and Kubwa train stations in Abuja.
“We will put in place, everything humanly possible by employing the best technology available anywhere in the world to ensure adequate security so as to safeguard life and forestall future reoccurrences,” the Minister said.
MNDA/NDDC TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE NIGER DELTA REGION-BUHARI
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the need to strengthen collaboration between the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs (MNDA) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as part of the government’s efforts at building a new and better Niger Delta region. This was contained in a statement signed by Deworishe Patricia, Director, Press and Public Relations.
President Buhari, who was represented by Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, stated that this was imperative for realizing the government’s mission of improving the living conditions of the Niger Deltans and the Region.
BUHARI SWEARS IN SEVEN NEW MINISTERS, RESHUFFLES CABINET
The President also announced the reassignment of portfolios in his cabinet, saying the new redeployment is aimed at reinvigorating certain sectors where the government desires to accomplish improved results.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, which preceded the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the President said as his administration is now on the home-stretch of its second term, more work still needs to be done in diverse areas of the economy and national life.
The portfolios of the new and reassigned ministers are as follows:
Mu’azu Jaji Sambo – Minister of Transportation
Umana Okon Umana – Minister of Niger Delta Affairs
Gbemisola Saraki – Minister for State for Mines and Steel
BALA BELLO - A TARABAN MAKES HISTORY
Nothing gladdens my heart than seeing the scions of my father-land doing our great nation proud, such as the re-appointment of Bala Bello as the Executive Director (Corporate Services) of the Nigeria Export-Import (Bank). I make bold to say “Indeed the sun is rising on the Mambilla”.
The President said “His team over the last five years worked tirelessly to reposition the NEXIM Bank and significantly turn around its performance. Between 2017-2022, their leadership and direction have resulted in the growth of the Bank Balance Sheet by 222%, and over 800% growth in profitability”.
DEVELOPING CAPACITIES WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS SUSTAIN THE NATION'S WELLBEING - MU'AZU
Minister for State Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has emphasized the need for relevant skills development for a sustainable nation.
Speaking at the 2022 edition of the Construction Artisans’ Awards and Skills Expo, organized by the Construction Skills Training and Empowerment Project Limited (C-STEMP) in Abuja, Mu’azu noted that capacity development is key to the socio-economic wellbeing of any society.
CHINESE FIRM SPEEDS UP CONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR NIGERIAN ROAD PROJECT
Nigeria’s government on Friday lauded the fast pace of ongoing construction of a major road linking the northern and southern parts of the country by a Chinese firm despite challenges that plagued the project at an earlier stage.
Minister of State for Works and Housing Mu’Azu Sambo, who led a delegation of government officials and foreign delegates from sister African countries on a tour of the project, said the construction of the Abuja-Keffi expressway and dualization of Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia-Makurdi road in central Nigeria would go a long way to solve some of the socio-economic problems of Nigerians.
ZAINAB - AN AMAZON EMERGES FROM THE MAMBILLA!
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for me in the past few days. Tears ebb and flow down my aging eyes. Albeit, not all tears are evil, it has been tears of joy. A wise man once said, “when the heart is full of joy, it spills down the eyes in refreshing tears”. Seeing my dear baby sister, Zainab Abubakar Ibrahim emerge as the Deputy National Women leader of our great party, The All Progressive Congress (APC) gives me a nostalgic recall.
Indeed an Amazon emerges from the Mambilla.
THE SUN WILL YET RISE ON THE MAMBILLA
Nothing irks my sleep like seeing the land of my birth become a negative reference point among the comity of states. My heart yearns daily for a better Taraba. Long have we hoped in despair, long have we wailed and wished, long have we prayed, but the help we seek will not come from without; the help we seek will come from among us.
Nothing stops skyscrapers from littering the Hammanruwa Way, or heavy industries in the suburbs of Jalingo, Wukari, Gembu, etc; nothing stops us from being the tourism capital of Nigeria; …….