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“I am passionate to see maritime change for better” – NIMASA DG, Jamoh 

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Segun Oladipupo
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh on Friday said he was passionate to see a positive change in the maritime industry.

He said this while receiving a meritorious award as the Best Performing CEO of the year in Lagos on Friday.

The award was an initiative of the Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON).

The award among other things, is to spur recipients to put more efforts in developing the maritime industry.

Recall that maritime is the second highest earner for the government touted to take over from oil and gas as fortune of oil is gradually dropping globally.

The elated Jamoh, while receiving the award, said that he loved the maritime industry and that he was passionate to see it change for the better.

“This award should be given to  the Nigeria Maritime Industry and not me. I am only doing what I love and enjoy doing in the maritime industry. When you enjoy and have passion for what you are doing , you will put in your best, I love the maritime industry and I tell people that the Nigeria maritime industry is the best place to invest in .”

He commended the maritime media, saying the level of reportage by the media is changing the narratives and bringing the maritime sector to the fore in the international arena.

“I must commend the level of reporting being carried out by the maritime media in  educating the public about the sector.

” Am happy when you open your phone in the morning you see various stories about the sector and it is actually changing the narratives of the Nigeria maritime industry”.

The NIMASA DG, however stated that he wished that the Nigeria Maritime media operate as one body so that they can do more and also checkmate the excesses of the CEOs and their organisations in the Industry.

Presenting the award, President of AMJON, Paul Ogbuokiri said, Dr Bashir Jamoh won the AMJON award as the Best Performing Maritime CEO of the year due to his tremendous efforts especially in the areas of maritime security and his campaign for the removal of Nigeria among nations that pay war risk insurance premium.

He said AMJON had been following Jamoh’s leadership style in NIMASA.

 “And we are not disappointed on what he has been able to do within a short time. We, however urged him to do more, as  much is still expected from him and other CEOs to repositioned the industry.”

The annual AMJON Conference/Awards ceremony was  held at the Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja on the 19th of November, 2021.

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