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Blue economy is the future—NESG

by Business News Report

As part of efforts to review performance and strategise to achieve its mandate the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has organised a 3-day Management strategic session. Speaking during the opening of the session, the Agency’s Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR, noted that continuous internal stakeholders’ engagement is a key component of the current administration to achieve a successful implementation of her tripod mandate of ensuring Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Shipping Development for the Nigerian Maritime industry. Dr. Jamoh disclosed that in order to achieve the mandate of the Agency, it requires collective efforts from all stakeholders, which will in turn help drive investors’ confidence in engaging in businesses in the Nigerian maritime sector. 

Group Photograph of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s Management during the the NIMASA 2030 Medium Term Strategic Plan session in Lagos 

“Shipping is crucial to the survival of the global economy, as was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, where virtually all sectors of the global economy were grounded, except the shipping industry. For us at NIMASA, we are focused on driving the Agenda of the Federal Government in making the Nigerian maritime sector attractive for investors, while we keep building the capacity of our people to make them compete favourably with their counterparts in the comity of maritime nations”.  On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) ’Laoye Jaiyeolawho hinged his presentation on providing leadership in uncertain times, noted that the maritime industry is capable of playing a leading role in reshaping the Nigerian economy.

From right: Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engr. Victor Ochei; Executive Director, Administration and Finance NIMASA, Mr. Chudi Offodile; Director General NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh; Executive Director Operations NIMASA, Mr Shehu Ahmed and Lead Consultant, Kainos Edge Consulting, Dr. Joe Dada during the NIMASA 2030 Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) session in Lagos.

 He used the opportunity to enjoin the Management of the Agency to move with the trend in order to meet up with modern day realities in ensuring the Nigerian maritime sector is in tandem with its counterpart in other maritime climes.  “With the global uncertainty due largely to the Ukraine-Russian war and adapting to the new normal brought unto humanity by COVID-19 which has led to weakening global stability, Blue Economy is the future. Leaders should embrace the use of technology in the maritime sector and acquire new skills in-demand. This is the only way Nigeria can provide leadership in the maritime sector” He said. It is imperative to state that the Dr. Bashir Jamoh led administration has adopted continuous stakeholder engagements across board in the quest to realise its mandate. The Senior Management Strategic Management session 2022, has an eight-year plan made up of short, medium and long-term clearly stated goals aimed at enhancing the performance of the Agency.

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