As part of efforts to review performance and strategize to achieve its mandate, the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has organized a 3-day management strategic session.
Speaking during the opening of the session, NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh noted that continuous internal stakeholders’ engagement is a key component of the current administration to achieve a successful implementation of its tripod mandate of ensuring maritime safety, maritime security and shipping development for the maritime industry.
These were contained in press statement signed by NIMASA Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Edward Osagie and made available to Maritime Bits.
The statement quoted Jamoh saying that in order to achieve the agency mandate, it requires collective efforts from all stakeholders, which will in turn help drive investors’ confidence in engaging in businesses in the Nigerian maritime sector.
His words: “Shipping is crucial to the survival of the global economy, as was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, where virtually all sectors of the global economy were grounded, except the shipping industry. For us at NIMASA, we are focused on driving the agenda of the Federal Government in making the Nigerian maritime sector attractive for investors while we keep building the capacity of our people to make them compete favourably with their counterparts in the comity of maritime nations”.
Also speaking, the Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), ’Laoye Jaiyeola noted that the maritime industry is capable of playing a leading role in reshaping the Nigerian economy.
Jaiyeola who hinged his presentation on providing leadership in uncertain times, used the opportunity to enjoin the management of NIMASA to move with the trend in order to meet up with modern day realities in ensuring the Nigerian maritime sector is in tandem with its counterpart in other maritime climes.
“With the global uncertainty due largely to the Ukraine-Russian war and adapting to the new normal brought unto humanity by COVID-19 which has led to weakening global stability, Blue Economy is the future. Leaders should embrace the use of technology in the maritime sector and acquire new skills in-demand. This is the only way Nigeria can provide leadership in the maritime sector”, he said.
It is imperative to state that the Jamoh led administration has adopted continuous stakeholder engagements across board in the quest to realize its mandate.
The senior management strategic management session 2022 has an eight-year plan made up of short, medium and long-term clearly stated goals aimed at enhancing the performance of the agency.