Rotary International, District 9110, has honoured the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) with an Award for Outstanding CSR Programme for its stellar Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions.
Rotary said the award bestowed on the Agency at its recent Friendship Night, which also doubled as the launch of the Governor’s Magazine, was particularly in recognition of NIMASA’s recent donations to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and victims of natural and man-made disasters across the country.
Besides the donation of relief materials to IDPs and flood victims in 20 states of the federation, the Support to the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) and the Nigerian Squash Federation (NSF) were among the Agency’s charitable activities that the Rotary Club noted as making it eligible for the award.
The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, said while receiving the award, “We thank the Rotary Club for this honour. It is surely a spur for us to do more of the things we have been doing in our little space to improve the state of our country and our fellow citizens.
“NIMASA is a socially responsible citizen. Though our core mandates are to regulate and promote shipping as well as other related maritime ventures in Nigeria, we are deeply conscious of the difficulties of natural disaster victims. We are always with them in empathy and physical steps to ameliorate their situation.”
He added, “As a responsible corporate citizen, NIMASA will continue to back the Federal Government’s efforts to give hope to Nigerians, no matter the challenges we face.”
District Governor, Rotary 9110, Rotary International, Mr. Kola Sodipo, who presented the award, said, “The Agency deserves the award given to it because of the CSR activities it has been carrying out across the federation, which has really touched the lives of Nigerians at the point they need help the most.”
Sodipo thanked NIMASA for its continued support to the Rotary Club, saying regarding the award to the Agency, “The more you give the more that comes to you.”
The event was well attended by dignitaries from all walks of life, including the German Consul General, businessmen and socialites.