Showing posts from July 16, 2019

Amazon to Train 100,000 of it's Workforce

The tech giant Amazon has announced it's new plan to train thousands of it's U.S. workforce in technology areas. The announcement is coming on the heels of accusations of unfair labour practices and strike threats by some of it's employees.   ‘Upskilling 2025’ is the name of Amazon's 700 million dollar commitment to upgrade its U.S. workforce. Over the next six years, the company led by Jeff Bezos is committed to training more than 100,000 employees, an initiative that will impact workers at all levels of the organization, that is, their corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation networks. "While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others, it might be a stepping stone to different aspirations. We think it's important to invest in our employees to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves." — Beth Galetti, Senior Vice President of Human Resourc

NPA Boss: Auctioning of Overtime Cargoes to Commence Soon

Hadiza Bala Usman the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority has confirmed measures are underway by the Nigeria Customs Service to auction off all overtime cargoes from the port terminals. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the marina headquarters of NPA by the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Hadiza said that the Ikorodu lighter terminal is already congested and can no longer accommodate overtime cargoes. The NPA boss also cleared that the contract for the construction of Badagry Deep Seaport has not been cancelled as erroneously reported. She said NPA has provided the necessary approval for Lekki Deep Seaport to commence, and that the construction of the breakwaters has since commenced. According to her, the contractor for the Lekki port, China Harbour Company has equally acquired major stakes in the project to become a stakeholder. Hadiza also assured that the auctioning of overtime cargoes at Nigerian ports would now

Turnaround of Maritime Sector ...El-Rufai Hails Dakuku Peterside

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has commended the efforts of the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to develop the maritime sector and increase its contribution to the economy. El-Rufai said Dakuku’s appointment as Director-General of NIMASA was one of the most skillful and opportune decisions by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its drive to revolutionise the maritime industry. He spoke at the weekend in a chat with journalists at the Kaduna State Government House. The governor said Dakuku had brought his wealth of experience and pragmatism to bear on the maritime sector, occasioning many reforms that have produced significant growth in the industry within a short period. According to El-Rufai, “Dr. Dakuku is a vibrant young man who has brought a lot of reforms to the maritime industry. This is what you get when you appoint young and knowledgeable people and this appointme