Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh has been named winner of the 2020 Zik Prize in public policy.
Making the announcement on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, in Lagos, the Chairman, Selection Committee Zik Prize 2020, Professor Pat Utomi said the capacity of the Director General to have extensively managed the restructuring, reformation and repositioning of NIMASA earned him the prestigious award.
Utomi stated that the Deep Blue Project and the Blue Economy initiatives Jamoh “continues to champion have brought massive gains to the Agency and the nation’s economic diversification goals.”
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its second quarter 2021 report had disclosed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which had in recent times become the global epicentre for sea piracy, fell to the lowest since Q2 2019 after the Jamoh started enforcing the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also known as the Deep Blue Project.
Aside Jamoh, two others that also won the 2020 Zik Prize in Public Policy include Dr Akinwunmi Adesina and Mele Kyari.
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