NIMASA promotes 469 employees, appoints three new directors

It was excitement galore among senior members of staff and the rank and file of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) at the weekend, as the board and management of the agency approved the promotion of 469 employees and appointed three new directors.

In a statement issued by the Head of Public Relations Department of the agency, Osagie Edward, the newly appointed directors are Otonye Obom, Captain Umoren Sunday Michael and Kazir Abubakar Musa.

The directors were promoted along with 18 deputy directors and 20 assistant directors, while 431 other staff members were elevated to their next grade levels in a promotion exercise that was ratified during a meeting at the governing board at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, congratulated the affected members of staff and charged them to remain committed to the agency’s vision of making Nigeria great through sustainable harnessing of its huge maritime potential.

He said: “Congratulations to the 472 staff of the agency whose promotions have been ratified by the NIMASA Governing Board. It is my expectation that this development will serve as a morale booster, as you collectively rededicate yourselves to the delivery of our core mandate.

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“We remain dedicated to ensuring that welfare is at the forefront in order to encourage the hard work and dedication that our staff members are known for is maintained and built upon going forward. Suffice to say that the promotional exercise was rigorous to ensure our high standards are maintained.

“On our part as executive management, we will continue to ensure that staff promotions are conducted as at when due as part of commitment to human capacity development in the agency, thereby ensuring positive contribution to the nation’s economic diversification drive,” the statement reads.

Jamoh stated that the agency governing board enjoined the newly promoted staff to be more dedicated to their duties, saying that promotions come with added responsibilities.

It would be recalled that the promotion exercise is the third under the Jamoh-led management since he assumed office in March 2020.

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