From left: Managing Director/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe; Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR and Alhaji Kabiru Bature during the Champions Newspaper Awards in Lagos, where the Award of the Public Servant of the Year 2022 was conferred on the NIMASA DG.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR, has emerged as the Public Servant of the year 2022. The latest award is coming from the Champion Newspapers Nigeria Limited.

Jamoh, alongside some prominent Nigerians, including Governors Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, Sanwo Olu of Lagos, and Audu Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State also received different categories of awards.

Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, who presented the award on behalf of the organisation in Lagos at the weekend, said the award was in recognition of Jamoh’s achievements in NIMASA. The Champion Newspapers said Jamoh’s recognition was borne out of the fact that the agency under his leadership has made fresh inputs due to his leadership skills.

“We note with delight, that you are first among the leading Directors -General/CEO’s of government agencies in Nigeria that have distinguished themselves not only as very resourceful business managers, and technocrats but also shown a high degree of integrity and transparency in both private and public affairs. Your ingenious, creative, pragmatic and resilient approach to leadership has brought a lot of transformation to the NIMASA which includes deployment of an integrated national security and waterways protection infrastructure in Nigeria code-named the Deep Blue Project. You have demonstrated passion, dedication, competence, commitment, and dynamism leading NIMASA to contribute its quota to the rapid socio-economic development in Nigeria,”.

Jamoh, while receiving the award, thanked the Newspaper company for the honor, assuring that the recognition would spur him to do more. He also dedicated the award to maritime stakeholders and members of staff of NIMASA.