NIMASA, others receive presidential recognition for digital transformation

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 Oct. 16, 2023 – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was one of the recipients of the Federal Government award for the best ministry, department and agency in Digital Transformation.

The award was organized by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, while the awards presentation was held last weekend.

Other recipients of the presidential recognition included the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and Edo State Government.

Individual awards were received by Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, who was honoured with the Distinguished Trailblazers award for exemplary leadership.   

Jamoh, who led NIMASA management team to the BPSR Nigeria GovTech Public Service Awards presentation ceremony in Abuja, dedicated both awards to members of staff of NIMASA and the entire stakeholders in the maritime industry.

“This award from BPSR and by extension the presidency is a call to serve more. We didn’t set out to win any award.

“I am most delighted at the fact that others are watching every step we take at NIMASA.

“I dedicate this award to team NIMASA and the entire stakeholders in the maritime industry. We will not relent in our quest to completely digitalise the operations of the Agency with professionalism at the core of the reforms.

Dasuki Arabi, the Director General, BPSR, said the awardees were chosen based on performance and their achievements.

“We assessed the Agencies based on their adoption of ICT in rendering services to citizens in line with the approved e-government master plan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, has maintained that Information Technology (IT) is the way forward, so we don’t have any option than to adopt the use of IT in delivering service in our Ministries Departments and Agencies”.

“I wish to congratulate NIMASA and other Agencies of government for these wonderful awards.

“I want to congratulate the leadership of the Agency (Jamoh) too for the wonderful work he is doing and I ask him to do more. To whom much is given, much is expected,” Arabi said.  (GBN)

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