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ANLCA pleads with Tinubu to assign core professionals as Minister, heads of Maritime agencies.

ANLCA pleads with Tinubu to assign core professionals as Minister, heads of Maritime agencies.

 

…commends President over transportation ministry rumoured restructuring.

The Acting National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr. Collins Kayode Farinto has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over rumoured restructuring of the Ministry of Transportation.

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As a result, the ANLCA helmsman pleaded with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to also assign core professionals both as a Minister and agencies head in the proposed new Ministry of Waterways and Marine Transportation as according to him, this will quickly aid the country in harnessing the full potentials of the Nigerian Blue Economy.

If news snippets going round is true, about the proposed restructuring of some Federal Ministries before the appointment of Ministers, then the maritime industry is in for a fresh impetus in the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.

As Nigerians awaits the appointment of Ministers and assigning of portfolios to them by President Ahmed Tinubu, there are indications that some of the Federal Ministries have either been merged, restructured or separated to carry out it’s core functions effectively and efficiently.

It could be recalled that the Acting National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA), Dr Farinto Collins Kayode has been in the forefront of clamoring for the new government to Balcanize the Federal Ministry of Transportation into the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, arguing that the ministry is too big, as such cannot achieve much, especially in harnessing the full potentials of the Nigerian maritime industry.

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According to the proposed report the Ministry of Transportation has been
Split into,
– Ministry of Railways & Rail Transport and
– Ministry of Waterways & Marine Transportation – in charge of ports, navigable rivers. Note that inland waterways are…
…essentially a concurrent item.
– Roads Transport move into Works Ministry.

Fillers from the presidency has suggested the following under the “RESTRUCTURING OF MINISTRIES”.

In line with the innovative governance promised by PBAT, the following are proposed:

1. Ministry of Works and Housing
Split into,
– Ministry of Works – focusing on federal roads and highways.
– Ministry of Housings -…
…restructure and heavily financed to jump-start economic growth.

2. Ministry of Transportation
Split into,
– Ministry of Railways & Rail Transport
– Ministry of Waterways & Marine Transportation – in charge of ports, navigable rivers. Note that inland waterways are…
…essentially a concurrent item.
– Roads Transport move into Works Ministry

3. Ministry of Education
Split into,
– Ministry of Basic & Special Education
– Ministry of Tertiary and Advanced Education

4. Ministry of Budgeting and National Planning
– Budgeting to be moved..
…to/merged with Finance.
– National Planning to be moved to the Presidency or a new Ministry of Statistics.

5. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
– Commerce – move to the Ministry of Trade and Investment.
– Industry – move to a new Ministry of Employment and Industry. See…
…No. 9

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6. Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Restructure for solid petroleum, that is Bitumen and Tar sand, to be given more resources and attention.

7. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
– Rename as Ministry of Agriculture.
– Rural development moved into a new..
…Ministry of Human Development. See No 13.

8. Ministry of Interior
– Restructure to handle all identity, birth and death registration, and immigration issues. NPC is to be moved into a new Ministry of Statistics and involved only with the census.

9. Ministry of Labor…
..and Productivity
– Rename as Ministry of Employment and Industry.

10. Ministry of Information
– Rename as Ministry of Information and National Orientations.

11. Ministry of Solid Minerals Development
– Rename as Ministry of Solid Minerals and Mines
– Mines moves from..
…the old Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. See No 12.

12. Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
– Rename as Ministry of Iron and Steel.
– Mines move to a new Ministry of Solid Minerals and Mines. See No 11.

13. Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social..
…Development
– Social Development move to a new Ministry of Human Development.

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