Special Recognition :
NIMASA DG, Dr Jamoh Emerges Maritime Public Sector ICON
It is a special recognition for
the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, as he emerges the Maritime Public Sector ICON of the year.
The news reaching our platform reveals that Dr Jamoh
has been named winner of the Vanguard Public Sector Icon, Maritime, 2021.
The Editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Eze Anaba announced this while presenting a conveyance letter to Dr Jamoh in Lagos.
He said other awardees include President of African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, among others.
Mr. Anaba noted that, the screening committee of 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 year 2021.
He noted the consistency of Dr. Jamoh led management at NIMASA in growing capacity for Nigerian maritime industry, adding that despite not being a revenue generating Agency of Government, NIMASA management under his watch effectively blocked leakages and increased contributions to the consolidated revenue fund exponentially in 2021, reaching an all-time high of over N37 billion.
More so, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) on March 3, 2022 announced the removal of Nigeria from the global Piracy list, as a result of sustained decline in piracy activities in Nigerian maritime domain.
Also, the Secretary General of International Maritime Organisation, IMO, Kitack Lim during the Marine Protection Committee meeting last week recognised Nigeria for the steady progress in the fight against piracy in Gulf of Guinea. Lim commended the collaboration amongst regional bodies in the quest to achieve improved safety and security of commercial shipping.
Shortly after receiving notification of the award, Dr. Jamoh appreciated the organisers for the recognition, noting that it’s a call to serve more.
“This recognition coming from a reputable organisation such as “Vanguard is a call to serve more. Since March 3, 2022, when Nigeria was delisted from the global piracy list by the IMB, our new challenge now is that of sustenance. We will continue in our collaboration with all relevant stakeholders locally and internationally to ensure sustainable development of Nigerian maritime industry. “He said.
NIMASA DG, Dr. Bashir Jamoh (middle) receiving his nomination letter as the Vanguard Public Sector Icon, Maritime 2021 from Vanguard Editor, Eze Anaba (right) and Vanguard Saturday Editor, Onochie Anibeze during a visit by the Vanguard Editorial team to the NIMASA headquarters