FG Approves Salary Rise for NPA Workers

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Transportation Minister , Muazu Jaji Sambo

… As Sambo Lauds Bello Koko on Remittance to National Treasury

NPA MD, Mohammed  Bello Koko

Strong Indications have emerged that the Federal Government has granted a salary increase for the workers of the Nigerian Ports  Authority (NPA).

This is sequel to the Transportation Minister, Muazu Sambo contention at the weekend, that  the Managing Director of the NPA, Muhammed Bello- Koko had solicited his assistance , when he visited him ,on becoming Minister, to fasten the process of ensuring salary rise for the NPA workers ,and that it is a good thing that the  wage rise has become a reality.

Sambo, who spoke  at the Long Service Award of the NPA in Lagos,  said  that he had during his maiden visit to NPA commended the Managing Director for his performance, and was glad that he had not relented in his efforts, especially in the aspect of staff welfare.

He said  “In my maiden visit to the Authority upon appointment as Minister of Transportation, I had commended the Managing Director for the unprecedented performance in revenue generation and remittance.

“He had solicited my backing and support to fast track the processes and procedures necessary for the implementation of staff salary increase, which I immediately acceded to, and today I am delighted it has been achieved,” .

The Minister  added that the celebration demonstrates that the Managing Director and his team understand that organizations that want to create and sustain superior performance must put people first.

“Today, we celebrate employees who have dedicated twenty years of their lives to the service of Nigeria through the Authority for twenty years and those in the merit category who have accomplished exceptional feats through uncommon dutifulness,” he said.

Present also at the event are  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Lagos State Governor, represented by the Lagos State commissioner of Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, and  Minister of State, Health, Hon. Ekumankama Joseph Nkama,

Others include , the  Minister of State, Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye among others. The high point of the event was the Presentation of awards to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the SGF, and the Award of Recognition for Quality Maritime Leadership to the honourable Minister of Transportation