Promotion: NIMASA approves appointment of two Directors, elevation of 255 other staff members
Mr. Dikko Bala, Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to the IMO
Also elevated to the position of Director in the Agency was the Deputy Director, Maritime Labour
Services, Mrs. Rita Uruakpa.
Other beneficiaries of the promotion exercise are Mr Kazir Musa, who was promoted to Deputy Director, and 18 officers, who were elevated to Assistant Directors.
The promotions were ratified at a meeting of the Governing Board of the Agency held in Lagos under the Chairmanship of Major General Jonathan India Garba (rtd).
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, congratulated the promoted members of staff and charged them to continue to be committed to the Agency’s vision of taking the Nigerian maritime sector to an enviable height.
Dakuku stated, “Our determination to continue to motivate the Agency’s workforce remains unwavering. This was a rigorous but fair process, and in this wise, I will like to congratulate the newly promoted staff of the Agency and to say to them that the reward for hard work is more work.
“On our part as Executive Management, we will continue to ensure that staff are promoted as and when due so that they can remain motivated to give their best in the Agency’s drive to reposition the maritime industry.”
Expressing gratitude, the promoted staff said before now, staff of the Agency stayed very long on one grade level without promotion, but that story changed with the coming of the Dakuku-led Management.
According to one of the promoted officers, who craved anonymity, “More than ever, NIMASA staff have remained committed to the Agency’s course, knowing full well that every hard work is rewarded by the Agency’s Management.
The Chairman, Governing Board of the Agency, enjoined the newly-promoted staff to be more dedicated to their duties, saying the promotions will come with more responsibilities.