Tinubu appoints ex-Lagos commissioner NIMASA DG

Dr. Dayo Mobereola


President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Mobereola replaces Dr. Bashir Jamoh, whose four-year tenure ended on Sunday.

His appointment was announced in a statement on Tuesday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

He said Mobereola, who holds a PhD and an MSc in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, UK and Nigeria.

He was the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) from 2003 to 2015 and was also the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016.

Until his appointment as the new DG of NIMASA, he was the Deputy Managing Director and Project Development Director at AFM Consulting Plc London.

He was also a Senior Economist at British Petroleum Shipping Limited, London.

“The President expects the new Director-General to bring his vast experience to bear in his new role and to achieve the mandate of NIMASA in providing world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, maritime labour regulation, marine pollution prevention and control, and search and rescue,” the statement read.

The statement said President Tinubu also expects Mobereola to improve cabotage enforcement, shipping development and ship registration “in accordance with the policies and programmes of his Renewed Hope Agenda for the sector as guided by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola”.

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