Seafarers BOT Chairman, Ramalan congratulates new Ministers of Transportation

 Aminu Imam

The Chairman, Board of Trustees National Seafarers Welfare Board, (NSWBN), Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has felicitated with the new Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, and the Minister of State for Transportation, Mr. Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, on their appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement issued at the weekend, the Chairman of NSWBN, Alhaji Ramalan expressed confidence in the ability of the new Ministers to fulfill the vision of President Buhari for the maritime sector.

Ramalan said that Sambo’s previous rich work experience in the maritime industry will help him succeed in the new task assigned to him.

“We are particularly happy with your appointment considering your rich work experience and numerous contributions to nation-building both within and outside the maritime industry.

The NSWBN Chairman said, “With your experience as the immediate-past Honourable Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and previous work experience in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Savannah Bank, Allied Bank, NICON Insurance Corporation, and as the General Manager Lagos Zone, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), where you meritoriously retired from public service in 2019, we do not doubt that you will make a significant positive impact as the Honourable Minister of Transportation”.

He assured the new Ministers of the full cooperation of the Seafarers Board in the discharge of their duties, especially in the areas of the establishment of the Nigerian National Fleet, Human Development in the Ports, Inland, Cabotage and Deep-Sea Shipping, even as he prayed for God’s guidance for the duo in their new assignment.

Recall that both Sambo and Adegoroye were deployed to the Federal Ministry of Transportation as Minister and Minister of State respectively on July 6, after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated new ministers and effected a minor cabinet reshuffle.

While Adegoroye was newly appointed to the President’s cabinet, Sambo was redeployed from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, where he served as Minister of State since December 2021. 

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