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Benson elected President, SSACTAC Maritime branch

Comrade Adegbeyeni Benson the immediate past
Deputy President, Maritime Branch of the Senior Staff Association of
Communication, Transport and Corporation (SSACTAC) was on Thursday elected as
the new President of the branch.

Adegbeyeni got 20 votes to defeat his rival and
former Secretary of the branch, Comrade Akin Leosho who polled 17 votes at the
association’s 10th triennial delegates’ conference that held in Abuja.

Other elected officials include Adamu Yau –
deputy president; Mrs K.N. Lar – first vice president; Mrs Mary Adewale –
second vice president and Teminusi Henry – general secretary.

Others are Micahel Adamu – assistant general
secretary; Emmanuel Fadumila – treasurer; Isa Mohammed – financial secretary;
Joseph Olofu – public relations officer and Ofomor Emmanuel – auditor.

Agboola Samsudee, Idris Bulama and Okon Benjamin
were elected as trustees while Lawan Adegoke emerged as branch adviser; Oni
Babatope – ex-officio; Afolabi Babatunde – Lagos coordinator and Ibade
Akpotareno – Delta/Eastern coordinator.

Speaking earlier on Wednesday at the formal
opening of the triennial delegates’ conference, outgoing President of the
SSACTAC Maritime Branch, Comrace Omeiza Umar, commended the management of
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for addressing the issues of aggrieved retired
workers of the organisation and for seeing to the promotion of existing staff.

“It is our commitment to compliment the various
management roles towards achieving greater heights in the industry and also to
promote the welfare of our teeming members.

“In line with the above, management of NPA and
in collaboration with our association addressed the issues of aggrieved 2008
retirees over their final terminal benefits, which have been paid completely.

“In the same vein, promotion of staffers of the
authority have been carried out with the Managing Director’s directive that
promotion exercise should be carried out twice a year in line with Federal
Civil Service directive and we hope the next executive will pursue this.

“We seize this opportunity to appeal to
management of NPA to finalise and implement the outstanding welfare issues to
her employees,” Umar stated in his address at the event.

He also commended NPA and its workers for
developing and deploying the electronic Ship Entry Notice and the e-payment
platform which has enhanced service delivery and revenue of the organisation.

He said, “Recently the NPA management introduced
e-SEN, i.e electronic ship entry notice developed by the ICT department of the
organisation and put to reality without external input.

“As we salute management giant effort to achieve
this, permit me to applaud the commitment of the NPA staffers to showcase their
prowess in their respective department towards moving the organisation

Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib
Abdullahi, who was represented at the conference by the General Manager Humar
Resources, Mallam Abba Rufai, assured the workers that their welfare will
remain a priority of his administration.

He assured that while his management had done a
lot to improve the lot of the workers, he would not hesitate to address other
outstanding issues as soon as possible.


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