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NIMASA DG Commits To Achieving Ministerial Mandate With 2023-2027 Performance Bond

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The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh signed a performance bond for ministerial deliverables from 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, towards advancing the maritime sector.

The ceremony, held at the Ministerial retreat in Lagos, was personally supervised by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.

Oyetola urged the NIMASA management to align with the ministry’s vision, emphasising the strategic importance of the bond in realising the mandate set by President Bola Tinubu. He highlighted the commitment to institutionalising the Blue Economy as a vital pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification.

Jamoh expressed confidence in achieving steady and measurable progress during the bond period. He presented plans for deploying an effective security architecture for the Exclusive Economic Zone to harness the country’s Blue Economy potential. Jamoh stressed the importance of collective efforts to deliver and affirmed a clear understanding of the ministry’s direction to ensure Nigerians benefit from President Tinubu’s vision for the newly created ministry.

The DG outlined several key areas for effective monitoring, including the implementation of the Cabotage Act, expansion of the domestic fleet, sustaining the Deep Blue Project and the development of a national policy on marine and the blue economy. Additionally, efforts to promote maritime safety through capacity development, enhanced safety, security and compliance with global standards were presented. The bond signing signifies a collaborative commitment between NIMASA and the ministry to advance the maritime sector and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

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