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Providence led me into haulage industry – Stephen Okafor


Our guest this week, Mr. Okafor Stephen Ugochukwu is the General Manager, Operations of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).

He has been in haulage business for twenty-three years and has been holding the GM position for six years.

A highly experienced logistician and physically attractive man. Okafor is a very reserved man, sociable and likeable person because of his humble nature.

In this chat with our correspondent, he revealed some things you hitherto did not know about him.

Enjoy It.

What is your full name?
Okafor Stephen Ugochukwu

Where are you from?
I am from Asaba in Delta State, South/South, Nigeria.

What is your favourite food?
I like anything swallow because that is what I was brought up with and it is easier for me to consume. I like pounded yam with white soup in particular.

What’s your favourite colour?
I like blue and white colour.they’re my favourite because they make me look neat.

How do you relax after your strenuous daily assignments?
I relax with my family and sometimes with friends on drinks.
I love to gist with my friends and family too.

Which schools did you attend?
I attended Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state where I got my HND certificate in Secretarial Administration and proceeded to the University of Calabar, for my Post Graduate Diploma and later my MBA.

How did you get into haulage business?
I started as a taxi driver in my early days after secondary education and joined NARTO after my tertiary education.

Nature led me into haulage industry
What are your major challenges as the GM, Operations of NARTO?
My major challenge is that majority of transporters are not learned so sometimes I find it difficult to lead and direct some because of their limited knowledge and education.
But I have been coping with them.

For how long have you been doing haulage business?
For 23 years now.

What’s your religious belief and what length can you go for God?
I am a Christian. I want to serve and worship God until death.

Your advice for the younger generation of haulage operators.
I advise them to be committed and work hard.

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