DG NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has congratulated a total of nine directors and other 586 staffers recently promoted. He also charged them to reciprocate the good gesture of the board and management by bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on their new positions.

The Governing Board of the agency had in a meeting in Lagos chaired by Hon. Asita O. Asita, approved the promotion of 595 staffers, including nine Directors.

The DG said: “To whom much is given, much is expected. This promotion is intended to reinvigorate the attitude of staff to work and bring about more commitment towards transforming the fortunes of the maritime sector.”

He added that well-motivated members of staff are the driving force for the transformation of the maritime industry and overall development of Nigeria’s economy.

Available records show that a total of nine Deputy Directors were elevated to substantive Directors on Grade Level 17, while 45 Assistant Directors were promoted to Deputy Directors, and 71 Grade Level 14 officers were promoted to Assistant Directors.

Those promoted to Directors are the agency’s head, ISPS Unit, Jidda Aishatu; head, Marine Accident Investigation Unit, Egbuche Rita; head, Eastern Zone, Audu Sani; and head, Internal Audit, Olamide Odusanya.

Others include head, HSE Unit, Dr. Anselm Nwanze; head, Legal Services Unit, Egejuru Victor; head, SERVICOM, Bolaji Kehinde; head, Reform Coordination Unit, Kabiru Murnai; and head, Marine Environment Management Department, Dr. Felicia Mogo.

The agency’s spokesman, Phillip Kyanet, is among the newly promoted Deputy Directors.