L-R The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh; Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dasuki Arabi, and the Permanent Secretary, General Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, during the Nigeria GovTech Public Service Awards in Abuja…recently.

The award for the best Federal Ministry, Department and Agency (MDA) in digital transformation from the Presidency through the Bureau of Public Service Reforms was this weekend conferred on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Other recipients of the award include the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and the Edo State Government.

Individual awards were received by Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh who was honoured with the distinguished trailblazer’s award for exemplary leadership.

Jamoh who led NIMASA management team to the BPSR Nigeria GovTech Public Service Awards presentation ceremony in Abuja, dedicated both awards to members of staff of NIMASA and the entire stakeholders in the maritime industry.

NIMASA in a statement signed its Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Edward Osagie and made available to Maritime Bits quoted Jamoh saying that the award from BPSR and by extension the presidency was a call to serve more.

“We did not set out to win any award. I am most delighted at the fact that others are watching every step we take at NIMASA. I dedicate this award to team NIMASA and the entire stakeholders in the maritime industry. We will not relent in our quest to completely digitalise the operations of the agency with professionalism at the core of the reforms”, Jamoh added.

The Director General, BPSR, Dasuki Arabi stated that the awardees were chosen based on performance and their achievements.

According to him, we assessed the agencies based on their adoption of ICT in rendering services to citizens in line with the approved e-government master plan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has maintained that Information Technology (IT) is the way forward, so we don’t have any option than to adopt the use of IT in delivering service in our Ministries Departments and Agencies.

Continuing, Arabi said: “I wish to congratulate NIMASA and other agencies of government for these wonderful awards. I want to congratulate the leadership of the agency too for the wonderful work he is doing and I ask him to do more. To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Public sector reforms consist of deliberate changes to the structures and processes of public sector organizations with the objective of getting them to run efficiently.


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