Immediate past Lagos Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Alhaji Sambo Muazu, who is a recipient of the prestigious Nigeria Transport Awards, organized by Transport Day newspapers, has assumed duties as Minister of State Works and Housing.

It would be recalled that the Minister, who hails from Taraba state, was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, and was confirmed to assume duties recently by the Senate of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Graduated with honors from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in June, 1982 and served in the NYSC Scheme in Oyo State from 1982 to 1983.

Work experience began at the Civil Engineering Department of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Headquarters, Lagos and by 1987 had risen to Senior Civil Engineer.

Moved over to the Banking sub sector and worked at Savannah Bank (Bank of America) from 1987 to 1990 and Allied Bank (Bank of India) from 1990 to 1996, rising to Assistant General Manager(Administration).

A 5-year sojourn in the Insurance sub sector, at Nicon Insurance from 1997 to 2002 before veering into Project Management consultancy as Principal Partner at MJ Sambo & Partners.

In 2005, joined the Engineering Department of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), as Assistant General Manager, and rose to General Manager in 2017.

Had served in Lokoja prior to posting to Port Harcourt as Area Manager and subsequently to Lagos in 2013, where he is currently the General Manager, Lagos zone of the Authority.

Extracurricular activities include participating in community development projects, aerobics and reading.  He is married with children.

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