FG approves port workers’ salary increase

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

The Federal Government has approved salary increment for the staff members of the Nigerian Ports Authority.


The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, said this over the weekend at the long service award organised by the management of the NPA, commending the management of the agency for their commitment to staff welfare.


The Minister also commended the Managing- Director, NPA, Mohammad Bello-Koko, for what he described as his unprecedented performance in revenue generation and remittance


He said, “In my median visit to the NPA upon resumption of office, as minister of transportation I was commending the NPA MD, for his unprecedented performance in revenue generation and remittance, he has solicited my backing and support to fast track the processes and procedures for the implementation of salary increase which I immediately acceded to and today I am delighted that it has been achieved.


“Let me also tell you that the ministry under my watch will continue to provide everything possible for the welfare of the staff of the ministry.”


The PUNCH reported that, in his response, the MD, NPA, Bello-Koko, thanked the Federal Government for their support towards the ensuring increment of staff salaries, saying, “We will like to use this opportunity to appreciate everyone here for their support towards the deliver of salary increase for our dedicated staff.


“Our drive towards ensuring 100 per cent occupational health and safety for our staff which has resulted in the ISO certification of Calabar and Onne ports, and we are not relenting on it.”


He reassured that the agency would make good move in this noble cause.

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