The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the appointment of two of its officials as Directors, and promoted 255 others across other grade levels.
The two new directors are Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Dikko Bala, and the agency’s Deputy Director, Maritime Labour Services, Rita Uruakpa.
Kazir Musa was promoted to the rank of Deputy Director, 18 other officers were elevated to the rank of Assistants Director while 236 others were promoted across other grade levels.
The promotions were ratified at a meeting of the Governing Board of the Agency held in Lagos under the chairmanship of retired Major General Jonathan Garba.
According to a statement issued by the agency on Monday, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, congratulated the promoted members of staff and charged them to continue to be committed to the agency’s vision of taking the Nigerian maritime sector to an enviable height.
“Our determination to continue to motivate the Agency’s workforce remains unwavering. This was a rigorous but fair process, and in this wise, I will like to congratulate the newly promoted staff of the Agency and to say to them that the reward for hard work is more work.
“On our part as Executive Management, we will continue to ensure that staff are promoted as and when due so that they can remain motivated to give their best in the Agency’s drive to reposition the maritime industry,” Dakuku was quoted as saying.
The agency’s Governing Board Chairman, retired Major General Jonathan Garba. enjoined the newly promoted staff to be more dedicated to their duties, saying the promotions will come with more responsibilities.
The mass promotion exercise is the third in the agency in three years.