The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has been honoured by the Federal Character Commission (FCC) for his commitment to infrastructural development in the nation’s transport sector.
Sambo received the award at the FCC’s first award ceremony which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, Nicon Luxury Hotel, Garki Abuja on Monday, December 19, 2022.
According to the organizers, the recognition of the Transport Minister is also expected to enhance his zeal to foster unity in the transportation sector, his home state Taraba and Nigeria at large, which is the principle the Federal Character commission stands for.
The award was handed to the Transport Minister by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Akali Baba and the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr Muheeba Dankaka, OON NPOM.
According to the FCC, the Minister has successfully taking charge of the nation’s transport system; the rail, the waterways, the rail corridors and by extension the road sector.
“Honourable Minister, you are in charge of the Road, rail and waterways, and I must say you are doing a good job. This award is given for your outstanding services in the transportation sector” Dankaka said.
Similarly, the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr Muheeba Dankaka, OON, NPOM, described the Minister as a man of integrity and a man of his words, thanking him for his guidance, availability and for always extolling the ethos of the Federal Character Commission.
After receiving the award, the Transport Minister, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo thanked the organizers of the event, particularly, the Chairman of the Commission, Dr Muheeba Dankaka, OON, NPOM.
He also thanked the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Akali Baba for cooperating with the Federal Ministry of Transportation in the provision of security along the rail corridors in the country, particularly, the Abuja Kaduna rail Corridor since the reopening earlier in the month.
His words: “I am touched by this award. Honestly, I was indisposed and I was sending my wife to represent me hitherto; but I had to muscle up the strength to be here tonight. I never expected such a huge award, thank you indeed for counting me worthy. Thank you, my dear sister, for the Chairman, Dr Muheeba, I am deeply touched. I want to use this opportunity to thank the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Akali Baba, for the Force’s commitment to ensuring safety along our rail corridors as well as our waterways, and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd) for their partnership over the years, particularly in the maritime sector, and we look forward to more”
The Minister, on behalf of the Federal Character Commission, also presented awards to the Nigerian Police Force, received by the IG, The Nigerian Customs Services, received by the CG, the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, the Federal Road Safety Commission, The Nigerian Army, Federal Polytechnic Bali, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, among other beneficiaries.