The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) past week at Eko Hotels, Lagos honoured some of its staff who have demonstrated commitment to the growth of NIMASA and the sector over the years.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Director General stated that the initiative was in line with the repositioning and restructuring drive of the current leadership of the agency for the growth of the industry which is geared towards fostering a better relationship between the Agency and its key stakeholders.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside commended the long serving staff of the agency for their efforts in building a viable maritime sector for Nigeria over the years through their selfless service and dedication. He charged the winners to continue to do more for the growth of the sector as this awards is a call to double our efforts.
“Today we will be honouring some of our best. We will be honouring those who have distinguished themselves, those who have laboured late at night to ensure that ships sail safe and berth on our shores. We are a major oil producing nation, but if our oil is not shipped out of this country, we would not bring any value to that God given gift, and so, we play different roles”, the DG said.
Dr. Peterside also charged the staff of NIMASA to redouble their efforts in order to ensure that the tempo is sustained while he reiterated the Agency’s continued penchant for capacity building.
“On our part as management, we will ensure training remains priority and we enjoin all staff to key to the repositioning agenda of the current leadership of the Agency as this is the only way to ensure consistent growth and development of individuals and by extension the maritime sector,” he stressed.
The high point was the presentation of a plaque and cheque of One Million Naira to the best staff of the year, 2017; Mr. Titus Ajayi from the Finance Department.