- Chairman, NIMASA Board of Directors, Asita O Asita
A total of 595 members of staff of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), including 54 in the director cadre, have been elevated to upper ranks.
Affected in the promotions approved by the NIMASA Board of Directors during a meeting in Lagos were nine deputy directors, who were elevated to substantive directors from Grade Level 16 to 17, while 45 assistant directors were promoted to deputy directors, from Level 15 to 16.
A statement by the Head of Corporate Communications, Philip Kyanet, listed those promoted to directors as the agency’s Head, ISPS Unit, Jidda Aishatu, Head, Marine Accident Investigation Unit, Egbuche Rita, Head, Eastern Zone, Audu Sani, and Head, Internal Audit, Olamide Odusanya – all previously deputy directors.
Others are the Head, HSE Unit, Dr. Anselm Nwanze, Head, Legal Services Unit, Egejuru Victor, Head, SERVICOM, Bolaji Kehinde, Head, Reform Coordination Unit, Kabiru Murnai, and Head, Marine Environment Management Department, Dr. Felicia Mogo.
The 45 assistant directors (Level 15) elevated to deputy directors (Level 16), included the agency’s spokesman, Kyanet, while 71 persons were promoted from Level 14 (Chief) to Level 15 (assistant director).
Others include 118 persons elevated from Level 13 to 14, 127 from Level 12 to 13, 137 from Level 10 to 12, 72 from Level 9 to 10, 13 from Level 8 to 9, two from Level 7 to 8, and one from Level 4 to 5.
In his congratulatory message, the NIMASA Director-General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, charged them to bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on their new positions, adding that a well-motivated staff is the driving force of the maritime industry transformation for economic development
“To whom much is given, much is expected. This promotion is intended to reinvigorate the attitude of staff to work and bring about more commitment towards transforming the fortunes of the maritime sector,” Jamoh said.