Gbemisola Saraki, the Minister of State for Transportation, will supervise activities in the Nigerian Maritime Sector in her capacity while the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi will focus on the railway sector.
Naija News reports that this was revealed in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by the media aide to the Minister of Transport, Israel Ibeleme, after the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum held in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The statement quoted Amaechi to have said, “In my first term as Minister, I completely abandoned the maritime sector to the Heads of agencies. “This time around that would not be happening again as I have instructed that the Minister of Transportation for State should personally supervise the maritime agencies, while I just oversee what is happening.
“There are two things that I have discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari that I will be focusing on in this second term as a Minister and they are maritime security and the Single Window project.
“I have assured the government that by the end of 2020, we should have the Single Window at our maritime sector.”
Naija News reports that the establishment of the single window platform that would integrate all government agencies at all the entry points into the country was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to promote trade and boost security.