Nigeria in the eye of the world – Says Transport Minister
… As IMO Scribe, Kitach Lim commissions NIMASA regional resource centre
…Applauds NIMASA DG on giant strides
“Right now, Nigeria is in the eye of the world. The visit of International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Secretary General, His Excellency, Kitach Lim, shows how important Nigeria is when it comes to maritime trade.”
Above, were the words of the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, during the visit of Kitach Lim to NIMASA Regional Resource Centre in Lagos.
The Minister added : “The coming of IMO Secretary General to Nigeria shows the working relationship and the impart Nigeria is making in maritime security and safety. You don’t see IMO officials going to just any country. So, Kitach Lim’s visit to Nigeria is highly commendable. Maritime security is of great concern to everyone and we will continue to do our best in this regard”.
Speaking further, Sambo applauded the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, on giant strides he recorded in the
sector, stressing that he was highly impressed with what NIMASA boss is doing to reposition Nigeria as a maritime nation.
In his remarks, Lim, who commissioned NIMASA Regional Resource Centre, after inspection tour of the entire facility, described the working synergy between the Transport Ministry and NIMASA as most outstanding.
He attributed the successes recorded by NIMASA in maritime security within the sub-region to close collaboration between the Agency and Transport Ministry.
Lim pointed out : “I am really happy to be in Nigeria. I want to thank Nigeria and the management of NIMASA for what they are doing in maritime safety in the region.
“I also observed the close working synergy between the Minister and NIMASA boss. This is highly commendable. I have seen that everybody in the ministry, including the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ajani and other staff, are committed to ensuring that NIMASA succeeds. I commend you all.
“Nigeria has done very well in martime safety and I believe with the good working relationship you have, you can achieve more”.
Earlier in his welcome speech, Dr. Jamoh, commended Lim for his timely visit to Nigeria, even as he thanked him for the support he had given Nigeria from IMO, which enabled it to make tangible achievements in maritime safety and security.
Jamoh emphasised that the visit of
IMO scribe to Nigeria was highly appreciated by the Agency, the Transport Ministry and the country at large.
The programme was the best of it kind, as cultural dancers in their beautiful attires were on hand to welcome the IMO Secretary General.
Pictures showing Cultural display during the occasion: