Transport Ministry Reviews NIMASA Employment, promotions, placements

The Federal Ministry of Transport has commenced a review of employments, placements, and promotions embarked upon by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) since 2010.

 This is contained in a statement by the head of Public Relations, NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, which was made available to newsmen in Lagos.

The statement said the committee, which is headed by the ministry’s Director of Human Resources, Mr Lawal Ibrahim, was expected to determine whether employments, placement, and promotions in the NIMASA from 2010 to date conformed to the civil service procedures and were also in line with the federal character principle.

Commenting on the exercise, the acting director-general (DG) of the NIMASA, Mr Haruna Baba Jauro, said that the main objective of the exercise was to ensure proper staff placement in line with extant federal civil service regulations.

According to the NIMASA helmsman, the exercise would aid the process of motivating the staff of the agency and get the best out of them in the discharge of their onerous responsibilities.

“In the end, the interest of the staff will be protected as the civil service rule, which emphasises fairness and equity, will be the guiding principle of the exercise.
“We are confident that staff morale will be boosted for enhanced productivity when the process is completed,” the DG said.

He commended the ministry for its commitment to staff welfare and assured that the NIMASA would continue to discharge its statutory responsibilities for the development of the Nigerian maritime industry.

The 9-member committee, which has already commenced sitting, has a deadline of two weeks to complete the exercise and submit its recommendations to the permanent secretary, Mallam Mohammed Bashar.