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New NIMASA DG, Mobereola assumes office, pledges innovation, synergy

by Samson Echenim

The newly appointed Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola has assumed office at the agency’s headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos today, promising to make NIMASA “a purpose driven organisation.”

The new NIMASA helmsman, while speaking after assuming office, said he would prioritise effective communication at all levels to enhance innovation, collaboration and synergy.

He said the agency under his leadership, would also prioritize safety, security, efficiency and environmental sustainability.

He said: “We must strive to foster innovation and excellence in everything we do. The maritime industry is constantly evolving, driven by technological advancements, changing market dynamics, and evolving regulatory frameworks. As leaders in the sector, we must embrace innovation, adapt change, and continuously seek ways to enhance the efficiency, competitiveness, and resilience of our maritime operations.

R-L: The Executive Director, Administration and Finance, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Chudi Offodile; Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Jibril Abba, Director-General, Dayo Mobereola; and the Executive Director Operations, Fatai Taye Adeyemi, during the handover ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday.

“I do not doubt that every individual within our organization has the potential to achieve greatness; we will therefore, ensure that we build a purpose-driven organisation by investing in our staff, processes, and the entire system to achieve our mandate. I aim to foster an environment of innovation, collaboration and synergy, creating an atmosphere that encourages the development of our employees’ skills, talents, and creativity.”

He also used the opportunity to express gratitude to the President Bola Tinubu for entrusting him with the responsibility of steering the affairs of the Agency.

“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for entrusting me with this crucial responsibility. I am highly aware of the immense trust and confidence the President placed in me. It is with great enthusiasm and a sense of purpose that I step into this position, fully committed to steering our organisation toward greater heights, while upholding the highest standards of integrity, diligence, and service to our nation”, he said.

He thanked the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, CON, for his guidance throughout the appointment process, and expressed readiness to work with the Minister in achieving the objectives of the Ministry for the sector.

Earlier, the agency’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr Chudi Offodile who led other Management staff to receive the DG noted that the entire Management and staff of the agency were elated to welcome him to the Agency, while also pledging the cooperation of the staff for the success of the Agency.

On March 11, 2024, Tinubu approved the appointment of Mobereola to serve as the DG of NIMASA for a renewable term of four years.

Mobereola holds a Ph.D and an M.Sc in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria. He was the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) from 2003 to 2015 and the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016.

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