NIMASA Director launches book on maritime assets
By Udeme Clement
The book titled: “Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future, authored by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Bashir Jamoh is ready for launch today.
The book, which is a chronicle of events in Nigeria’s maritime industry would be launched at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, today Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by 10:00 am with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR as the Special Guest of Honour and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, as the Guest of Honour alongside dignitaries from all walks of life.
Other dignitaries to grace the occasion include; the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as the Chairman of the occasion, His Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside as the Chief Hosts.
Others are; former Executive Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Executive Governors of Lagos and Ogun State, Akinwunmi Ambode and Ibikunle Amosun respectively, Emir of Zauzau, HRH, Dr. Shehu Idris and the Emir of Kano, HRH, Sanusi Lamido II as Royal Fathers of the day among other notable Nigerians.
Speaking ahead of the book launch, Mr. Jamoh said “the maritime sector is very critical to the growth of the economy, hence the need to do all we can as Nigerians to preserve it. This public book presentation is my own way of contributing to the growth of the sector and also to point policy makers, operators and scholars to the direction of sustainably developing the nation’s maritime assets”.
The NIMASA Executive Director, who is a seasoned administrator with over 25 years experience in the maritime sector is currently a PhD student at the University of Port Harcourt, specialising in Logistics and Transport Management.