*President Buhari


Barring any last minute change of mind, President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted to grace the official presentation of a book entitled: ‘Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future’.

The book written by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Mr. Bashir Jamoh is slated for launch Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Abuja , as President Buhari has accepted to grace the occasion as the special guest of honour.

A statement by the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications of NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, says other dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include; the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who will be chairman of the occasion, Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who will be the chief hosts.

Speaking ahead of the book launch, Mr. Jamoh said that the maritime industry is very critical to the growth of the economy, hence the need for Nigerians to do all they can to preserve it. “This public book presentation is my own way of contributing to the growth of the industry and also a point to policy makers, operators and scholars to the direction of sustenably developing the nation’s maritime assets”, he said.


The NIMASA Executive Director who is a seasoned administrator with over 25 years of experience in the maritime industry is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Port Harcourt specialising in Logistics and Transport Management.

He also holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in South Korea, an Advanced Diploma in Management from the Bayero University Kano, a Professional Certificate in Materials Management from the Institute of Logistics in the United Kingdom and a Diploma in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

In addition, he holds membership of several professional associations including the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria and the Canada-based Institute of Maritime Economists.