Transport Minister Commends NIMASA Boss For Completion Of Salient Projects



LAGOS MAY 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has commended Director General/CEO of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

NIMASA,  Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, the Board of the Agency, members of the Executive Management, Top Management and Staff of  the Agencyfor the completion of five  state-of-the-art Enforcement Platforms that will ensure strict compliance and adherence with the extant laws governing the operations of Nigeria Maritime Domain.

Sambo who made the commendation during the commissioning of newly acquired NIMASA Abuja Zonal Of office and other projects in Abuja recently,  said the successful completion of the projects has revealed to  the good people of Nigeria their  relentless commitment to the delivery of good governance through their  deliberate and concentrated efforts at institutionalizing  structures that will lead to Nigeria’s economic renaissance.

According to him, “Today’s ceremony serves to further reinforce our commitment, as the projects to be commissioned are directly tied to the mission of NIMASA which is to achieve and sustain safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhanced maritime capacity in line with the best global practices towards Nigeria’s economic development.”

He said  the  commissioned five  state-of-the-art Enforcement Platforms that will ensure strict compliance and adherence with the extant laws governing the operations of our Maritime Domain.

“These platforms will give NIMASA the much-needed tools required to function as a Maritime Administration in line with the protocols and conventions of the International Maritime Organization and International Labour Organization to which NIMASA represents Nigeria as its contracting government.

“The commissioned staff Staff Ferries were acquired to increase the overall efficiency and productivity of the staff of the Agency, by creating a more conducive means of transportation to and from official assignments, thereby bypassing the hassles that are associated with the operational terrain of the Ports.

“Other commissioned  key NIMASA infrastructures such as the renovated Administrative Block, the NIMASA Multipurpose Hall and the NIMASA Search and Rescue Clinic of the Nigerian Maritime Resources Development Centre, in addition to the NIMASA Search and Rescue Base Clinic at Azare Crescent Apapa, and Communication Gadgets for enhanced maritime security.

“The completion of the just mentioned projects by NIMASA shows the agency’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of Nigerian waters, as the newly renovated Administrative block will create a conducive work environment, thereby increasing the productivity of the staff, the Search and Rescue Clinics will enable the agency to fulfil its obligations to seafarers and the general public by providing top-notch medical care facilities, and the newly acquired Communication Gadgets will enable the agency’s enforcement and search and rescue operators communicate in real-time without any hindrance or interference while conducting their operations at sea.

“As the supervisory Ministry, we will continue to give our support to NIMASA as she continues down this commendable path to ensuring the growth of maritime in Nigeria. And as stated during the commissioning of the Abuja Zonal office, we commit ourselves to the supervisory role that would create enabling operational regimes for the Agencies and Departments under the FMOT,” he stated.




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