The emergence of the new management at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) in
March this year marked a new watershed in the anal of the nation’s maritime administration because of the
pedigree of the helmsman, Bashir Jamoh, a seasoned professional.

Jamoh is well-thought-out as the first NIMASA Director General to have risen through the ranks to clinch the top seat since 1987.

His appointment was devoid of the usual hues and cries that characterised all previous appointments. Even stakeholders threw overboard their sentiments of Federal character in the appointment into Agencies within
the industry. Their attitude this time is: let a competent professional mount the saddle irrespective of his place of origin, an indication that within some years, the country will no doubt move towards greatness if this attitude
is sustained and effectively become a norm.

When his appointment was announced, industry stakeholders said it would herald a new dawn in the agency, and further bring succour to the industry, especially because of his vast knowledge of the maritime industry. The Director General, whose experience spanned over 25 years, was the Executive Director of Finance and Administration at the agency prior to the new appointment.
Having attained management position since 2003, Bashir Jamoh has realised his career growth through effective performance as principal commercial officer Operations; port services controller, Onne; port services controller, Tin-Can Island Port; assistant chief commercial officer, head office; assistant chief admin officer & chief admin officer,
training; assistant director (wet and dry cargo (operations); assistant director, research; head, protocol & logistics; assistant director, training and executive director, admin & finance between August 26th, 2016 and march 2020.

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