April 16, 2024

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Speculation mounts as Jamoh’s tenure ends as NIMASA DG

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Today marks the end of Dr. Bashir Jamoh’s four-year tenure as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Jamoh was appointed NIMASA Director-General by former President Muhammadu Buhari on 4th March 2020 but formally assumed office on 10th March 2020.

The news of his tenure ending has sparked speculation about his potential replacement and the future direction of the agency.

Jamoh’s tenure has been marked by a focus on security and infrastructure development within the maritime sector.

The agency under his leadership spearheaded initiatives to combat piracy and other maritime crimes, while also ensuring maritime safety and regulatory compliance.

However, with his term ending, questions loom large about who will succeed him. No official announcement has been made by the federal government regarding a new appointment.

However, industry stakeholders are anxiously waiting to see if Jamoh will be reappointed or if the position will go to a new candidate.

The appointment of the NIMASA Director-General is a crucial decision for the Nigerian maritime industry as the agency plays a vital role in regulating and promoting the sector, which is a key driver of the national economy.

The coming days and weeks will likely see increased speculation and official pronouncements regarding the leadership of NIMASA.


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