NIMASA hold management strategy session 

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As part of efforts to review performance and strategise to achieve its mandate, the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has organised a three-day management strategic session.

Speaking during the opening of the session, the agency’s Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, noted that continuous internal stakeholders’ engagement is a key component of the current administration to achieve a successful implementation of its mandate of ensuring maritime safety, maritime security and shipping development.

Jamoh disclosed that in order to achieve the mandate of the Agency, it requires collective efforts from all stakeholders, which will in turn help drive investors’ confidence in engaging in businesses in the Nigerian maritime sector.

“Shipping is crucial to the survival of the global economy, as was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, where virtually all sectors of the global economy were grounded, except the shipping industry. For us at NIMASA, we are focused on driving the Agenda of the Federal Government in making the Nigerian maritime sector attractive for investors, while we keep building the capacity of our people to make them compete favourably with their counterparts in the comity of maritime nations,” he said.

On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) ‘Laoye Jaiyeola, who hinged his presentation on providing leadership in uncertain times, noted that the maritime industry is capable of playing a leading role in reshaping the Nigerian economy.

He enjoined the management of the agency to move with the trend in order to meet up with modern day realities in ensuring the Nigerian maritime sector is in tandem with its counterpart in other maritime climes.

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