The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has been named winner of the Vanguard Public Sector Icon, Maritime, 2021.
The Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Eze Anaba, who announced this while presenting a conveyance letter to Dr Jamoh in Lagos, said other awardees are President of the African Development Bank, (ADB), Akinwunmi Adesina, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, amongst others.
Mr. Anaba noted that the screening committee of the Vanguard Awards reviewed Dr. Jamoh’s nomination critically and all indices in good corporate governance pointed at the NIMASA DG as an outstanding public sector official in the year 2021.
He noted the consistency of the Dr. Jamoh led management at NIMASA in growing capacity for the Nigerian maritime industry, adding that despite not being a revenue-generating Agency of Government, NIMASA management under his watch has effectively blocked leakages and increased contributions to the consolidated revenue fund exponentially in 2021, reaching an all-time high of over N37 Billion (Thirty Seven Billion Naira).
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Kitack Lim during the Marine Protection Committee meeting last week recognized Nigeria for the steady progress in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and commended collaboration amongst regional bodies in the quest to achieve improved safety and security of commercial shipping.
Shortly after receiving the notification of the award, Dr. Jamoh appreciated the organizers for the recognition, noting that it’s a call to serve more.
“This recognition coming from a reputable organization such as “Vanguard is a call to serve more.
“Since March 3rd when Nigeria was delisted from the global piracy list by the IMB, our new challenge is now is that of sustenance.
“We will continue in our collaboration with all relevant stakeholders locally and internationally to ensure sustainable development of the Nigerian maritime industry. “he said.
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NIMASA set to open Lokoja office to harness waterways resources
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has disclosed that the Agency is set to reopen the Lokoja office, as part of efforts towards harnessing the Blue Economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting Research and Development.
The DG, who made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Mal. Usman Hayatu Mazadu at the head office of the Agency in Lagos, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potentials.
“The key cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve on Research and Development.
He said, “Now, the Blue Economy has come to stay and very soon you will see the impact of what we have; in terms of the gains and benefits to grow our Gross Domestic Product while improving the well-being of our own Economy”.
Earlier in his remarks, Mallam Usman of KADSEMA lauded the Agency for the feat achieved so far, which cuts across the entire Nigeria.
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