The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has felicitated with the new Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, and the Minister of State for Transportation, Mr. Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, on their appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued weekend, the Chairman of STOAN, Princess Vicky Haastrup, expressed confidence in the ability of the new Ministers to fulfil the vision of President Buhari for the transportation sector.
Haastrup said that Sambo’s previous rich work experience in the maritime industry will help him succeed in the new task assigned to him.
“We are particularly happy with your appointment considering your rich work experience and numerous contributions to nation building both within and outside the maritime industry.
“With your experience as the immediate past Honourable Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and previous work experience in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Savannah Bank, Allied Bank, NICON Insurance Corporation, and as the General Manager Lagos Zone, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), where you meritoriously retired from public service in 2019; we have no doubt that you will make significant positive impact as the Honourable Minister of Transportation,” the STOAN Chairman said.
She assured the new Ministers of the full cooperation of port terminal operators in the discharge of their duties, even as she prayed for God’s guidance for the duo in their new assignment.
Both Sambo and Adegoroye were deployed to the Federal Ministry of Transportation as Minister and Minister of State respectively on July 6 after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated new Ministers and effected a minor cabinet reshuffle.
While Adegoroye is newly appointed into the President’s cabinet, Sambo was redeployed from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing where he served as Minister of State since December 2021.