Dr. Dayo Mobereola

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a renewable term of four years.

Mobereola’s appointment is coming barely 24 hours after the erstwhile Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh whose tenure ended on March 10, 2024 handed over to the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Chudi Offodile as the Acting Director General.

Maritime Bits had reported that Jamoh used the occasion of the handover ceremony which took place Monday at NIMASA Towers, the corporate headquarters of the agency in Victoria Island, Lagos to laud the staff for their support and co-operation throughout his tenure.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu said Mobereola who holds a Ph.D and M.Sc in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria.

According to the statement which was obtained by Maritime Bits said the NIMASA new helmsman was hitherto the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) from 2003 to 2015 and was also the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016. In the private sector, he was Deputy Managing Director and Project Development Director at AFM Consulting Plc, London. He was also Senior Economist at British Petroleum Shipping Limited, London.

Ngelale added that President Tinubu expects Mobereola to bring his vast experience to bear in his new role and to achieve the mandate of NIMASA in providing world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, maritime labour regulation, marine pollution prevention and control, search and rescue, cabotage enforcement, shipping development and ship registration, in accordance with the policies and programmes of the Renewed Hope Agenda for the sector as ably guided by the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola.


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