Orakwusi, Dakuku, Bello-Koko, Others felicitate with Jamoh
The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has described the Public Sector Maritime Icon Award given to him by Vanguard Newspaper as a challenge to selflessly work harder in the interest of Nigeria and humanity.
Dr. Jamoh, who commended Vanguard Media Limited, publishers of Vanguard Newspaper for finding him worthy of the award, said he sees the recognition beyond a honour, because for him it is a call to increase his level of service
According to him, whatever was being done that attracted the accolades and honour to him and NIMASA under his leadership will be improved upon to make all Nigerians and Vanguard Newspaper proud while also justifying the honour.
The Director General noted that the good works of NIMASA which has manifested in inter-agency and international collaboration against piracy and other maritime offences resulting in an all time reduction in vessel and crew attacks will be redoubled.
Meanwhile, Jamoh thanked members of the NIMASA board, Executive Management and all staff of the agency for their contributions to the success stories at the nation’s foremost maritime administration even as he assured that, NIMASA would scale up the performance of it’s statutory functions to achieve more for investors, professionals and all stakeholders in the nation’s maritime industry.
“I don’t see the award as just an award in name, but as a challenge. The essence of leadership wherever you go is to make a difference to the people and the society, so if your position of leadership cannot change dimensions, then the essence of leadership is far from being achieved.”
“The Vanguard Newspaper recognized our efforts because there are some impacts and changes, but there are so many areas in which we need to do more, which we must be able to do in the coming months. So we need to double our efforts” he said shortly after receiving his award plaque and certificate.
Some notable maritime stakeholders who witnessed the ceremony also agreed that the NIMASA Director General has worked hard within a short period to justify the honour.
Prominent ship-owner, Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi, described Jamoh as a NIMASA boss who came with three decades of experience in the sector and sound maritime academic background which he has deployed to benefit the Nigerian maritime sector.
Other stakeholders who identified with and commended Jamoh for the honour include the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko, two former Directors General of NIMASA- Dr Ade Dosunmu and Dr Dakuku Peterside; the President of Shipowners Association of Nigeria, Dr. Mkgeorge Onyung; President of Alumni Association of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (AMANO), Mr. Emmanuel Maiguwa, and the President General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju.
This information was disseminated yesterday via a press statement signed by Mr. Osagie Edward, Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA.