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NIMASA DG signs performance monitoring bond for 2023-27

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The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh on Thursday signed a performance bond for ministerial deliverables from 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, who supervised the NIMASA bond signing ceremony at the ministerial retreat in Lagos, urged the agency’s management to key into the vision of the ministry in achieving its mandate as set by President Bola Tinubu.

He said: “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”.

From left: NIMASA DG, Dr Bashir Jamoh; Director of Planning at the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Mercy Olanike Ilori; Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola; Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transportation/Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Magdalene Ajani during the Performance Bond signing by NIMASA in Lagos

On his part, 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 of the country’s blue economy potentials.

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 Jamoh presented to the minister for effective monitoring included 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 included promoting maritime safety through effective capacity development, and enhanced safety, security and compliance to global acceptable standards amongst others.

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