By Innocent Orok
The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh Wednesday signed a performance bond for Ministerial Deliverables from 2023-2027 with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, who personally supervised the NIMASA Bond signing ceremony at the Ministerial Retreat in Lagos, urged the agency to key into the vision of the ministry in achieving its mandate as set by President Bola Tinubu.
Oyetola said: “This document will drive our carefully thought out strategies and robust policies in line with the renewed hope Agenda of Mr. President, H. E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR. Our mandate is to institutionalise Blue Economy as an important pillar for economic sustenance and growth diversification.
On his part the NIMASA, DG assured of steady and measurable progress within the period covered by the Bond. He made a presentation on how to deploy effective security architecture for the Exclusive Economic Zone to sustain harnessing the Blue Economy potentials of the country.
His words, “Now all hands must be on deck to deliver. We have a clearer understanding of the direction of the Ministry and we will ensure Nigerians benefit from Mr. President’s vision in creating the Ministry”.
Other areas the DG presented to the Minister for effective monitoring include; NIMASA’s efforts in implementing the Cabotage Act, expansion of the domestic fleet, sustaining the Deep Blue Project and developing a national policy on marine and blue economy. Others include promoting Maritime Safety through effective capacity development, and enhanced Safety, Security and compliance to global acceptable standards amongst others.