The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said the agency would intensify its efforts to reposition the maritime industry in Nigeria.
In a statement sent to Aledeh by NIMASA’s Head Corporate Communication, Isichei Osamgbi, Peterside stated this during the Independent Newspapers Awards 2018, where the agency bagged the Federal Agency of the Year Award.
“We are spurred by this award and we appreciate the fact that our efforts to revitalise the maritime sector through our medium term strategy plan are yielding results,” Dakuku said.
“We will redouble our efforts to ensure that the quest of the Federal Government to diversify the economy gets the required support from the maritime sector and its stakeholders, as it portends several opportunities for economic growth and development.”
The Director-General, who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Bashir Jamoh, dedicated the award to the agency’s stakeholders.
Dakuku also urged the media to continue to spotlight the federal government’s efforts to reposition the economy, adding that the media remains critical in the actualisation of the government’s quest for economic diversification and development.
Also speaking, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Independent Newspapers Limited, Ade Ogidan, said NIMASA had maintained a high level of transparency, particularly, in financial matters.
According to Ogidan, “Before, the agency cut the figure of an organisation that was riddled with corruption and all kinds of underhand practices.
“But the recent report of a huge and noticeable increase in revenue generation from NIMASA is a big testimony of its unalloyed commitment to playing a prominent role in the overall development of the country.”