Jamoh Wins Maritime Public Sector Icon Award
The Chief Executive of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has been named the 2021 Vanguard, Maritime, Public Sector Icon Laureate.
Vanguard Newspapers Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Eze Anaba, who announced it while presenting a transmittal letter to Dr. Jamoh in Lagos, said the other winners are the President of the African Development Bank, ADB, Akinwunmi Adesina, NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, Governor. Godwin Obaseki from Edo State among others.
Mr. Anaba noted that the Vanguard Awards Selection Committee critically reviewed Dr. Jamoh’s nomination and that all good corporate governance indices named the CEO of NIMASA as an Outstanding Public Sector Official in 2021 .
He noted the consistency of the leadership led by Dr. Jamoh at NIMASA in the growing capacity of the Nigerian maritime industry, adding that although it is not a revenue-generating government agency, the leadership of NIMASA under his management effectively blocked leaks and increased contributions to consolidated revenue. finance exponentially in 2021, reaching an all-time high of over 37 billion naira (thirty-seven billion naira).
The International Maritime Bureau IMB announced on March 3, 2022 the removal of Nigeria from the global piracy list due to the continued decline in piracy activities in the Nigerian maritime domain. The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Kitack Lim, at the meeting of the Marine Protection Committee last week, recognized Nigeria for the steady progress in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and commended the collaboration between regional bodies in the quest for improved security. and the safety of commercial navigation.
Shortly after receiving notification of the award, Dr. Jamoh appreciated the organizers for the recognition noting that it is a call to serve more.
“This recognition from a reputable organization like ‘Vanguard’ is a call to serve more. Since March 3, when Nigeria was removed from the global pirate list by the IMB, our new challenge is now one of sustenance. We will continue to work with all relevant stakeholders locally and internationally to ensure sustainable development of the Nigerian maritime industry,” he said.