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Cabotage trade: NIMASA DG, Jamoh signs bond of performance for 2023-2027

by Samson Echenim

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh on Thursday, signed a bond of performance for 2023-2027 with the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.

A statement by the agency’s spokesman, Edward Osagie, said the bond was signed on certain “ministerial deliverables” adding that the minister personally supervised the NIMASA Bond signing ceremony at the Ministerial retreat in Lagos.

The areas of deliverables include implementing the Cabotage Act, expansion of the domestic fleet, sustaining the Deep Blue Project and developing a national policy on marine and blue economy.

L-R: NIMASA FG, Dr Bashir Jamoh; Director Planning, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Mercy Olanike Ilori; Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation/Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Magdalene Ajani during the Performance Bond signing by NIMASA In Lagos.

Other areas of the minister’s focus, according to the statement,  include promoting Maritime Safety through effective capacity development, and enhanced Safety, Security and compliance to global acceptable standards amongst others.

During the brief ceremony, the Oyetola urged the management of the apex maritime agency to key into the vision of the ministry in achieving its mandate as set by President Bola Tinubu.

“This document will drive our carefully thought out strategies and robust policies in line with the renewed hope Agenda of Mr President H. E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR. Our mandate is to institutionalise Blue Economy as an important pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification,” the minister was quoted in the statement.

On his part the NIMASA DG assured of steady and measurable progress within the period covered by the Bond. He made a presentation on how to deploy an effective security architecture for the Exclusive Economic Zone to sustain harnessing the Blue Economy potentials of the country.

“Now all hands must be on deck to deliver. We have a clearer understanding of the direction of the Ministry and we will ensure Nigerians benefit from Mr President’s vision in creating the Ministry,” Jamoh said.


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