NIMASA committed to stamping out criminality, says DG


 
R-L: Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Col. John Agim, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) and Hajia Lami Tumaka, Head, Public Relations, NIMASA at the media workshop organised by NASPRI in Lagos.
The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)Mr Haruna Baba Jauro has reiterated the Agency’s commitment toward stamping out the activities of unscrupulous elements who are bent on disrupting peace in its areas of operation.

 This is contained in  a statement on Wednesday in Lagos by the Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia LAmi Tumaka.

According to the statement, the Director-General, while speaking as a special guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) media workshop in Lagos on Monday, said that NIMASA had committed itself to ensuring the success of the working agreements with the Nigerian military in order to keep the Nigerian maritime environment safe from criminal activities.

He commended the Nigerian military for its war against insurgency, adding that he had a first-hand experience of the security challenges of the northeast region being an indigene of Yobe State who had lived in the Maiduguri/Damaturu axis since 1985 until 2012 when he took up the NIMASA assignment.

Jauro said the civilian populace was now at peace, considering the renewed commitment and motivation demonstrated by the armed forces.

He said peace was necessary for every activity to progress, while appreciating the Nigerian military.

Jauro urged the media to always ensure that they balanced their business goals with national interest as he charged participants; military officers and defence correspondents, to use the information gained from the workshop to upgrade their knowledge of the Armed Forces.

He praised the media for downplaying the issue of insurgency, which had further frustrated the murderous activities of the terror group. 

Commandant of NASPRI, Col. John Agim commended the NIMASA director general for his passion, dedication to duty and love for the military and the country.

He said that his communication with the NIMASA boss was entirely official, having not met him before the event, but accepted to grace the occasion in spite of his tight schedule.

The Managing Director of New Telegraph Newspapers, Mrs Funke Egbemode, represented the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, and on his behalf delivered a paper on “Publicity: A Tool for Enhancing Terrorists Self Esteem.”