What Amaechi told the newly appointed board members of the Nigeria Railway Corporation
The newly appointed board members of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) which has Ibrahim Alhassan as Chairman have been asked to continue from where the last chairman stopped.
According to Daily Post, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation on Thursday 2nd of May asked the newly inaugurated board of NRC to work in synergy with the transportation ministry and whoever becomes the new minister of Transportation after him.
Amaechi admonished the new board members to do everything not to slow down the already existing efforts of revitalizing the nation’s railway system.
Rotimi Amaechi said the goal of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration for rail development in the country should be the burden of the new board and they should ensure swift execution of projects.
“Let us continue from where the last chairman stopped. I hope we will work together. I will not let anybody slow us down or whoever becomes the minister. With last chairman and the MD NRC, we were able to effectively tackle critical problems.
“Such as pipe borne water, gas as well as sewage lines that were obstructing construction works on the Lagos axis of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project. Please, don’t slow us down.
“As governing board members, you are responsible for setting out the parastatal’s economic, financial, operational, administrative policies in accordance with government policy directives aimed at assisting the corporation to achieve its mandate.
“You are also charged with the responsibilities for measuring performance against targets and introducing broad policy measures that will curtail any deviations to ensure that the targets are achieved,”
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“You are strictly advised to acquaint yourselves with relevant government circulars and directives on relationship of board with their agencies for a good harmonious working relationship.
“You are to note that in line with the Guides to Administrative Procedures in the Federal Public Service (Chapter 7) the Minister may give to the Board of Directors, directions of general character relating generally to particular matters”.
The board chairman later had the opportunity to commend the Transportation Minister for his numerous achievements in the rail sector. He promised that they will display their wealth of experience in the rail sector as a means of improving the country’s economy.
The new board that constitute the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has 26 members in it.
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