NIMASA DG Signs Bond For Marine And Blue Economy Ministry
By Jerry Aguigbo
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has signed a performance bond for Ministerial Deliverables from 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
The Honorable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, His Excellency 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 his words “This document will drive our carefully thought out strategies and robust policies in line with the renewed hope Agenda of Mr President H. E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR. Our mandate is to institutionalise Blue Economy as an important pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification.
On his part the NIMASA DG 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.
According to him “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”.
Other areas the DG 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.
Pic 1: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh OFR signing the Performance Bond for 2023-2027 while the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, CFR looks on during the Performance Bond signing in Lagos.
Pic 2: L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh OFR; Director Planning, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Mercy Olanike Ilori; Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation/Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Magdalene Ajani during the Performance Bond signing by NIMASA In Lagos.