NIMASA reiterates commitment to making Nigeria Africa’s maritime hub
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that Nigeria becomes a safe place for business activities to thrive, thereby achieving the status of being the maritime hub in Africa.
Acting Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, said Nigeria attaining the status of maritime hub in Africa would require effective collaboration with relevant agencies in the country.
Jauro stated this during the promotion and shipping of stripes of Lieutenant Commander Ahmed Achaka, an officer of the Nigerian Navy posted to the Maritime Guard Command, MGC, at NIMSA’s headquarter in Lagos.
He said all hands must be on deck to make the maritime industry attractive, describing the partnership between the agency and the Nigerian Navy as beneficial to the growth and development of the maritime sector and the nation at large.
The director general noted that the memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Nigerian Navy which midwifed the MGC has helped to boost security and surveillance activities on the nation’s territorial waterways.
While describing the newly-promoted officer as a disciplined, modest and hard working officer, Jauro advised him not to relent in his commitment to his duties and service to the country.
Lt. Cdr. Achaka was commissioned in 2007 as a member of Direct Short Service Commission, DSSC, course 17 as a sub lieutenant and has attended several military training in and outside the country.
He is medical doctor by profession and has a masters degree in Orthopaedic surgery from the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China. He is currently serving as the Medical Officer, Search and Rescue Clinic, of NIMASA at Kirikiri, Lagos.