…Promises to focus on core mandate
By Anne Ejuka
Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh yesterday took over the mantle of leadership as the Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) from Dr. Dakuku Peterside who failed to get a second term appointment of his position.
The event which was took place at the board room of the headquarter agency.
In his inaugural speech on Tuesday, Dr. Jamoh said that with the quality of persons on the management team, the agency will have no problem achieving its objectives in line with global best practices.
He said, “As you already know, NIMASA has the core mandate of promoting and regulating shipping in the country. Concomitant with this mandate is the responsibility of ensuring the safety of the Nigerian maritime domain for ease of maritime transportation, which is one of the critical catalysts for economic development.
“It is in the realisation of this, and in pursuit of the Next Level agenda of the President Buhari administration that I urge you all to join hands with us to build an enduring and prosperous maritime sector.
“On this note, I will like to thank my predecessor, Dr. Peterside and indeed the outgoing Board of the agency for their resilience, team spirit and vision to make NIMASA a leading maritime light on the African continent.
“I must acknowledge the great strides we have made in the area of maritime safety and security, particularly with the Deep Blue project and ensuring the enactment of the anti-piracy law.
“On expectations from us, we shall hit the ground running immediately. We shall study our handover notes diligently to ensure continuity of leadership for the maritime sector.
“I can assure you that we will consolidate these efforts and take them further, as we continue to pursue the ideals of a viable Blue Economy for our country.”
Before his appointment late last week, Dr. Jamoh was the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the agency.