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NIMASA DG, Dr Jamoh bags National Honour of OFR
The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, is set to be honoured by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari with the conferment of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).
This was disclosed in a conveyance letter to Dr. Jamoh from the Office of the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, with the investiture ceremony scheduled to hold at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja on Monday, October 10, 2022.
Recall that Dr. Jamoh has served the Nigerian maritime sector as an administrator for over 30 years, when he was appointed by President Buhari as the NIMASA DG in March 2020.
Since that time, he oversees the successful deployment of Integrated National Security urity and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project, which plays a major role in achieving reduction of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea to its barest minimum, since 1994 and culminating in Nigeria being removed from the infamous piracy red list by the International Maritime Bur eau, IMB.
A hallmark of his tenure at the helm of NIMASA has been his institutionalisation of collaboration among stakeholders, within and outside the country, to achieve major milestones in the sector. One notable example of this has been his initiation of the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum/ Shared Awareness and De-confliction (GOG-MCF/SHADE), which demonstrated positive outcomes derived from information sharing among regional and non-regional military forces in achieving a secure maritime space.
Reacting to the news on his social media handle, Dr. Jamoh expressed gratitude for being considered for the honour stating: “Words cannot express how humbled I feel to be so considered for the National Honour as an Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).
“When I began my maritime journey 30 years ago, little did I know that I would be so favoured by Almighty Allah to rise to the position of NIMASA DG, let alone be considered for one of the highest honours in the land”.
Dr Jamoh especially thanked His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Standing Committee on National Honours Award for deeming him worthy of the honour while also appreciating everyone supporting him in his tenure as NIMASA Director General, especially the maritime stakeholders.