Posted By Godwin Onyemaechi
The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) has rejoiced with the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, on his conferment of the prestigious Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) honours, by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by the Association’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Eric Elezuo, NAOSNP noted that the accomplished Maritime officer is deserving of his award, having distinguished himself in the service of his fatherland.
“It is with so much joy that we, the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) rejoice with you sir on this auspicious occasion of your recognition for the selfless service rendered to the nation in your capacity as the Director General of the Nigeria maritime agency.
“We acknowledge your efforts in keeping the peace of the nation, and especially overseeing the successful deployment of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project which has played a major role in achieving a reduction of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea to its barest minimum since 1994 and culminating in Nigeria being removed from the infamous piracy red list by the International Maritime Bureau, IMB, among many other selfless services,” Mr Elezuo noted.
The statement further acknowledged Jamoh’s deployment of over 30 years of maritime experience of pursuit of the best industry practice for the sector.
“Having followed your trajectory in the last 30 years, culminating in your appointment in March 2020 as the DG of the agency, we can’t but rejoice at the mighty strides you are creating,” Elezuo said
Also commenting the president of the association, Mr Samson Oki, as saying that the honour, which is in recognition of Jamoh’s’ sterling leadership qualities, is well deserved, and will prompt him to do more to sustain peaceful coexistence.
The hallmark of Jamoh’s tenure has been his institutionalization of collaboration among stakeholders, leading to the initiation of the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum/Shared Awareness and De-confliction (GOG-MCF/SHADE).
Also the President, Chartered Institute of Transport Administrators (CIoTA), Jamoh is an academic with a Ph.D. holder from the University of Port Harcourt, specializing in Logistics and Transport Management. In Addition to his Ph.D. degree in Logistics and Transport Management, he also holds Master’s Degree in Management from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences from Bayero University Kano and a Diploma in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, respectively.
He has attended several leadership and management courses at the Harvard University US, Oxford University UK, Cambridge University UK, International Training Centre of ILO Turin Italy, Institute of Public Private Partnership Washington DC, International Law Institute, USA, and Institute for Leadership and Development for the Public Good, USA, Royal Institute of Public Administration UK and World Maritime University, Sweden, amongst others.
He is also the author of the book, Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future.