The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has said he will not fail in his roles and responsibilities as the helmsman of the Federal Government grade ‘A’ agency.
Jamoh’s statement is coming on the heels of his signing a performance bond for ministerial deliverables from 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola who personally supervised the NIMASA Bond signing ceremony at the Ministerial retreat in Lagos, urged the management of the agency to key into the vision of the ministry in achieving its mandate as set by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a statement issued by NIMASA and signed by its Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Edward Osagie, Oyetols was quoted saying that this document will drive our carefully thought out strategies and robust policies in line with the renewed hope agenda of Mr. President.
The statement which was made available to Maritime Bits at the weekend, Oyetola said: “Our mandate is to institutionalise Blue Economy as an important pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification”.
Jamoh assured of steady and measurable progress within the period covered by the bond. He made a presentation on how to deploy an effective security architecture for the exclusive economic zone to sustain harnessing the blue economy potentials of the country.
“Now all hands must be on deck to deliver. We have a clearer understanding of the direction of the ministry and we will ensure Nigerians benefit from Mr. President’s vision in creating the ministry”, he said.
Other areas Jamoh presented to the Minister for effective monitoring include; NIMASA’s efforts in implementing the Cabotage Act, expansion of the domestic fleet, sustaining the deep blue project and developing a national policy on marine and blue economy. Others include promoting maritime safety through effective capacity development, and enhanced safety, security and compliance to global acceptable standards amongst others.