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Tinubu Appoints Dr. Dayo Mobereola NIMASA DG

By Patience Chat Moses

In a significant development for Nigeria’s maritime sector, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ushered in a new era of leadership at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The announcement comes as the tenure of Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, the former Director General of NIMASA, draws to a close after four years of service.

President Tinubu approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola as the new Director-General of NIMASA for a renewable term of four years. His appointment was announced in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

Prior to the appointment of the new D.G, Jamoh had handed over the affairs of the agency to the Executive Director, Finance, and Administration, Chudi Offodile, according to a statement issued by the head of Public Relations, NIMASA, Edward Osagie.

Jamoh handed over to Offodile in compliance with the Federal Government’s establishment circular tagged ‘End of Tenure Processes for Heads of Extra-Ministerial Departments, Director-Generals, Chief Executive Officers of Parastatals, Agencies, Commissions, and Government-Owned Companies and Succession Guideline’ dated December 4, 2017.

The outgoing D.G expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for allowing him serve in the capacity as Director General and urged the next leadership of the agency to consolidate the gains of the past four years.

Under Jamoh Bashir’s stewardship, NIMASA witnessed numerous achievements, including the spearheading of the ground-breaking Deep Blue project, aimed at enhancing national security and maritime safety. His leadership also saw the establishment of vital frameworks for combating maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea and promoting the Blue Economy Agenda.

Dr. Dayo Mobereola, a distinguished figure with a wealth of experience in transportation and maritime affairs, was appointed as the new Director General of NIMASA. His appointment marks a pivotal moment for the agency as he brings a wealth of expertise to his new role, with years of professional experience in the transportation and maritime sectors. His tenure as Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State underscores his credentials for leading NIMASA into a new era of excellence.

President Tinubu expressed confidence in Dr. Dayo Mobereola’s ability to uphold NIMASA’s mandate of ensuring world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, marine pollution prevention, and search and rescue operations. He emphasized the importance of improving cabotage enforcement, shipping development, and ship registration in alignment with his government’s Renewed Hope Agenda for the maritime sector.

As Dr. Dayo Mobereola assumes the directorship of NIMASA, all eyes are on him to steer the agency towards greater heights, ensuring the continued advancement of Nigeria’s maritime industry under his capable leadership.