The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State in the last general election, Gen Jeremiah Useni (retd), has received a grand merit award from The Shippers’ Association, Jos.
The award was handed to him at the just concluded Annual General Meeting of the Association held in Jos.
A statement prepared by the Publicity Secretary of TSA, Dr. I.J. Nubuya, explained that the Merit Award was for Useni’s contributions to the development of The Shippers’ Association (TSA) Jos.
“It is also in appreciation of his invaluable support and contributions as Grand Patron of TSA, Jos toward the sustainability of the association.”
The Shippers’ Associations generally are voluntary and non-profit transportation cooperatives which arrange for the domestic or international shipment of members’ cargo.
TSA Jos is affiliated to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, which regulates cargo transportation at Nigerian ports through the control of tariff, rates, charges and other economic services.
Useni was a onetime Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, as well as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
He was represented by Hon. James Stephen Pam.
While reacting to the award, Useni, who thanked the association for honouring him, appealed for “honesty and improvement in haulage services from the nation’s ports to the hinterlands.”
It is the expectation of the Shippers’ Association that the Grand Meritorious Award will spur General JT Useni as the Grand Patron to do more for the TSA, Jos.