New Acting DG NIMASA resumes duty

Mr Haruna Baba Jauro, Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA (Left) receiving handover notes from Barrister Calistus Nwabueze Obi, Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services at the Agency’s Head Office in Lagos.

Mr Haruna Baba Jauro on Monday formally took over from Mr Calistus Nwabueze Obi as the Acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

 A statement by the Deputy Director/Head of Public Relations, Mr Isichei Osamgbi, disclosed that the handover ceremony took place at the Agency’s office in Lagos.

The statement said Obi pledged his support for Jauro and urged other staff of the agency to support the new Acting Director General also.

“Obi assured that the excellent working relationship between him and the new Acting DG would continue in order to lift the Agency to greater heights,” the statement read partly.

According to the statement, Jauro expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity given him to serve the nation in his new capacity.

 He thanked staff of NIMASA for their commitment to duty and craved the cooperation of all for the realisation of the mandate of the Agency.

“I want to thank all staff of NIMASA for the commitment to the objectives of this Agency.

“I crave your cooperation so that together we can actualize the objectives for which the Agency was set up,” the statement quoted the Acting DG to have said.

Jauro, who until his appointment was the Executive Director Finance and Administration in the Agency, is expected to be in charge until a substantive Director General is appointed, the statement said.

NAN reports that NIMASA had on July 21 issued a statement announcing Obi as acting director general after Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi’s sack as director general of the agency.

Again, the Agency, on July 25 announced the taking over of the position of the acting director general by Jauro.