Mr Rotimi Amaechi, the outgoing Minister of Transportation has inaugurated the five Governing Boards on the Board of Parastatals.
Rotimi Amaechi who made this disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, had made it clear that the board members would help in the restructuring and the repositioning of the agencies for a robust, transparent and accountable economy.’
While inaugurating the boards, Amaechi charged them to work in line with the policy directives of the Federal Government aimed at assisting the Parastatals to achieve its mandates.
“You are also charged with the responsibilities of measuring performance against targets and introducing broad policy measures that will curtail deviations and ensure that the targets are achieved.
”It is expedient to note that the need to engender harmonious working relationships with the management of the various parastatals to achieve the objectives of the government is paramount,” he said.
The minister warned the boards not to interfere with the day to day management of the Parastatals.
He explained that the minister, in line with the guidelines of Administrative Procedures in the Federal Public Service (chapter 7), could exercise control over the parastatals at the policy level through the board of parastatals.
He urged them to be acquainted with relevant government circulars and directives on the relationship of the boards with their parastatals for a good and harmonious working relationship. Amaechi also advised the boards to promote the tenets of prudence, transparency, accountability, equity and fairness in the discharge of their responsibilities.
The Boards of agencies inaugurated were Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) and Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. (MAN Oron).
Others are, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) and National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).