NIMASA Adopt Short, Medium and Long Term Strategies For Service Delivery
“We are focused on driving Federal Government Growth Plans”-Jamoh
Commitment to optimum performance demands regular review of plans and strategize to ascertain direction and prioritize options in order to achieve set goals and objectives. This informs the decision by management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA to organize a 3-day Management strategic session to review its performance and re-strategize for the future.
In his remarks during the opening session, the Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR, averred that continuous internal stakeholders’ engagement is a key component of the current administration to achieve a successful implementation of Management’s mandate of ensuring Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Shipping Development for the Nigerian Maritime industry.
Dr. Jamoh disclosed that achieving the tripod mandate of the Agency requires collective efforts from all stakeholders, which will help drive investors’ confidence in engaging in businesses in the Nigerian maritime sector.
According to Jamoh “Shipping is crucial to the survival of the global economy, as was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, where virtually all sectors of the global economy were grounded, except the shipping industry. For us at NIMASA, we are focused on driving the Agenda of the Federal Government in making the Nigerian maritime sector attractive for investors, while we keep building the capacity of our people to make them compete favourably with their counterparts in the comity of maritime nations”.
On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) ’Laoye Jaiyeolawho, who hinged his presentation on providing leadership in uncertain times, pointed out that the maritime industry is capable of playing a leading role in reshaping the Nigerian economy.
He used the opportunity to enjoin the Management of NIMASA to move with the trend in order to meet up with modern day realities in ensuring the Nigerian maritime sector is in tandem with its counterpart in other maritime climes.
“With the global uncertainty due largely to the Ukraine-Russian war and adapting to the new normal brought unto humanity by COVID-19 which has led to weakening global stability, Blue Economy is the future. Leaders should embrace the use of technology in the maritime sector and acquire new skills in-demand. This is the only way Nigeria can provide leadership in the maritime sector” Jaiyeolawho, said.
We recall that from inception, the Dr. Bashir Jamoh led administration adopted continuous stakeholders engagement in the quest to realize its mandate.
The Senior Management Strategic Management session 2022, has an eight-year plan made up of short, medium and long-term clearly stated goals aimed at enhancing the performance of the Agency.