NIMASA signs performance bond with Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy

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Lagos, Nov. 24, 2023 – Dr Bashir Jamoh, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, has signed a performance bond on ministerial deliverables for 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

Adegboyega Oyetola, the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, supervised the NIMASA bond signing ceremony at a ministerial retreat in Lagos on Thursday.

He urged the management of NIMASA to key into the vision of the ministry in achieving its mandate as set by President Bola Tinubu.

“This document will drive our carefully thought-out strategies and robust policies in line with the renewed hope Agenda of Mr President H. E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

“Our mandate is to institutionalise Blue Economy as an important pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification.

On his part the NIMASA Director General assured of steady and measurable progress within the period covered by the bond.

He made a presentation on how to deploy an effective security architecture for the exclusive economic zone to sustain harnessing the blue economy potential of the country.

“Now all hands must be on deck to deliver. We have a clearer understanding of the direction of the ministry and we will ensure Nigerians benefit from Mr President’s vision in creating the ministry.”

Other areas the DG presented to the minister for effective monitoring include NIMASA’s efforts in implementing the Cabotage Act, expansion of the domestic fleet, sustaining the Deep Blue Project and developing a national policy on marine and blue economy.

Others are promoting maritime safety through effective capacity development, and enhanced safety, security and compliance to global acceptable standards, amongst others. (GBN)

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