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Kitack Lim commissions new NIMASA headquarters

By Adaku Onyenucheya
23 November 2022   |   3:50 am
Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has commissioned the ultra-modern headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

Secretary-General, IMO, Kitack Lim

Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has commissioned the ultra-modern headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), located at Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking during the commissioning of the building, the IMO Secretary-General expressed confidence in the leadership of the transport sector of Nigeria, while also extolling the dynamic role of the heads of the various parastatals under the supervision of the Transportation Ministry.

Applauding the initiative of the modern edifice, Lim stated that more important is human competency and capability, with leadership being the most paramount to consider.

On his part the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo expressed gratitude to the IMO Secretary-General for making out time to visit Nigeria and also having a first-hand opinion on the developmental strides in Nigeria’s maritime sector.

He stated that Nigeria will strive to ensure maritime activities are in line with best practices, while also embracing new technologies in the frontier of global maritime discourse.

Also speaking, the Chairman of, the House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Lynda Ikpeazu, urged the management of NIMASA to aim higher as there is room for improvement.

The NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, thanked the IMO Secretary-General for his visit to Nigeria,

Jamoh further intimated to the IMO scribe that NIMASA has embarked on various projects this year, all with the aim of ensuring a robust and conducive maritime environment is attained in Nigeria, which has been made possible with the support of stakeholders across the board.