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60 per cent of my directors are women, says NIMASA DG

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The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has boasted of having over 60 per cent of women as directors in the agency.

He made the remark while playing host to female directors and assistant directors of the agency at a dinner party to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD), and as part of events to mark his first year in office in Lagos. 

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Jamoh, who expressed delight that the majority of the female directors, got their promotion under his administration, said women were now getting positions based on their qualifications and competencies, unlike in the past when women got positions based on gender.

“In today’s maritime world, you have to be up to the task and have the capacity to deliver, otherwise you will be shown the way out. So I have no regret whatsoever and can beat my chest to say that more than 60 per cent of my directors are women,” he said. 

He charged the young female cadets of the agency’s National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), who were in attendance at the event, to be steadfast, resolute, and continue to remain focused.

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He assured them that they would be attached to directors for mentoring and grooming for leadership positions, urging the directors to help the younger females grow by mentoring them.

In her address, Special Guest and Chairman, Shipowners Forum, Barr. Margaret Orakwusi, appreciated the NIMASA boss for being the first in the maritime industry to recognise and celebrate women of the agency.

She further admonished the female cadets to be strong, confident and charged them to conquer their world.

She said her charge was in line with the theme of the 2021 IWD, #ChooseToChallenge.

Human Resource Director of the agency, Mrs. Ronke Thomas, congratulated the DG on his first year in office and thanked him for giving women the environment to thrive.

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