NIMASA promotes 85 management staff, 553 others
By Udeme Clement
The Governing Board, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ,NIMASA, has approved the promotion of 85 management staff to their next grade levels.
The promotions were ratified at the meeting of the Board of the Agency, held in Lagos, under the Chairmanship of Major General Jonathan India Garba (rtd).
Accordingly, two Deputy Directors were promoted to the level of Directors; Seven Assistant Directors were promoted to Deputy Directors while 76 grade level 14 officers were promoted to their next grade of Assistant Directors.
Those promoted to full Directors include the Agency’s Head of Internal Audit, Mr. Victor Onuzuruike and the Deputy Director of Research, Mrs. Christiana Budaye.
Similarly, the Executive Management of the Agency also approved the promotion of 553 non-management staff between grade levels 4-14, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 638.
Speaking during the promotion exercise, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside reiterated the commitment of Management to reward hard work, said it is a morale booster.
He enthused, “It is true that the reward for hard work is more work, but on the other hand, hard work also comes with promotion. On our part as Executive Management, we will continue to ensure that promotion exercises are conducted on a yearly basis and as at when due, so that staff can be motivated to give their best to the course of rebranding the Agency and repositioning maritime sector for greater efficiency. By this, we will be able to focus and realise our mandates as an Agency”.
A staff of the Agency also said, “this promotion is unprecedented in the history of NIMASA and has clearly shown that Dr. Dakuku Peterside led Management is not reneging on its promises to rebrand the Agency. This will make staff more focused and dedicated to their duties”
Moreso, the Governing Board of the Agency used the opportunity to enjoin newly promoted staff to dedicate themselves to duty as the promotions will certainly come with more responsibilities, while also charging newly promoted staff to bring to bear, their wealth of experiences over the years to discharge their duties effectively, in order to achieve the vision of a robust maritime sector in Nigeria.