NIMASA’s new executive directors assume office

Three new executive directors of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have assumed duty at the agency’s Burma Road, Apapa headquarters following their appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The executive directors are Mr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh for Finance and Administration, Mr. Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin, Maritime Safety and Shipping Development and Mr.Gambo Ahmed who is the Executive Director for Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services.

The Executive Director Finance and Administration, Mr.Jamoh was until this appointment the Assistant Director in NMASA in charge of Training and Development and has over 25 years of public service experience. He had served in the Kaduna State Government before transferring his services to the then National Maritime Authority (NMA) in 1994.

In NIMASA, Mr.Jamoh has had the privileged experience of serving in the operations and administrative departments at management level and brings this knowledge to bear on his new assignment.

Currently a Ph.D student of the University of Port Harcourt specializing in Logistics and Transport Management, Mr.Jamoh also holds a Masters degree in Management from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in South Korea with a Diploma in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

He has attended management courses at the Said Business School, Oxford University, UK as well as the Institute of Public Partnerships in Washington DC, USA. Mr.Jamoh also holds membership of several professional Associations including the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria and Institute of Maritime Economists (Canada).

Mr. Joseph OluwarotimiFashakin, the Executive Director in charge of Maritime Safety and Shipping Development is a consummate Engineering and Project Management Professional having graduated from the University of Ife with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Project Management Institute, USA.

Mr.Fashakin’s working experience spans nearly three decades mostly in the private sector. He was at various times Project Manager, MTN Nigeria, Chief Operating Officer – Hybrid Systems Engineering Ltd, Technical Manager – Mobile Telecommunication Services amongst other engagements.

He is a Member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and Project Management Institute of the United States of America.

Mr.Gambo Ahmed, the Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services holds a Bachelor’s degree in (Business Administration) Actuarial Science from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Masters in Banking & Finance from the Bayero University Kano.

Mr. Ahmed who has had a successful career in the private and public service started out as an Investment Banker with NAL Merchant Bank Limited before proceeding to become first, the Principal Secretary to the Kaduna State Deputy Governor, and later the Principal Private Secretary to the Kaduna State Governor from 1980.

He was to later return to his passion of banking in NAL Bank PLC where he served and rose to the enviable position of Executive Director retiring in 2006 following the Banking Consolidation which saw the merger of NAL with four other banks to form Sterling Bank Plc.

He was also a Director and later Chairman, Board of Directors of Mainstreet Bank Limited from August 2012 to December, 2014 following his nomination by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and subsequent approval by the CBN.

Mr. Ahmed, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers has also attended several management training both locally and international.

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