The Acting Director General and Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO), of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro has approved the redeployment of some senior management staff of the Agency.
According to the Acting DG, the new postings are expected to reposition the Agency towards meeting its statutory mandate as enshrined in the NIMASA Act and other enabling instruments.
In a press statement signed by the Deputy Director, Head Public Relations NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, stated that the deployment exercise has Mr. Ibrahim Jibril as the Director of Administration and Personnel Services department, Mr. Felix Bob Nabena is Director of SERVICOM, Mr Olayemi Abass takes over as the Head of Financial Services department, Mr. Suleman Abdulsalam is the Ag. Legal Adviser, Mr. Mohammed Sani is the Head of Procurement department while Hassan el-Yakub is Head of Cabotage Department.
Similarly, Hajia Lami Tumaka is now the Deputy Director/Head of Public Relations, Aisha Musa has been redeployed to Head the Western Zone, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi is Deputy Director, Maritime Guard Command, Mr. Dele Ejekuko is in charge of Zones in the DG’s Office and Mr. Eric Orji is the Acting Registrar of Ships.
Mr. Jibril who until this posting was the Director of Planning Research and Data Management Services department is an astute administrator of over 30 years cognate experience in the Transport and Logistics sector. He was at various times head of Human Resources, Public Relations and Maritime Capacity Building Units of the Agency. Jibril holds a diploma in Aircraft Engineering in 1982, a degree in Public Administration and a masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM).
A 1994 graduate of Business Administration, Mr. Bob Nabena also holds an MBA in Management and was until his deployment to SERVICOM the Director of Administration and Personnel Services after having served as the Special Assistant to the former DG of NIMASA, Dr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi for four years.
The new Head of the Financial Services Department, Mr. Olayemi Abass is a 1988 HND holder in Accounting with an M.Sc in Contemporary Accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria. He has held several positions in the Agency including Deputy Director Finance, Coordinator of the Eastern Zonal Office of NIMASA and more recently was in charge of Zonal Coordination in the DG’s Office.
Mr. Abdulsalam, a Deputy Director, until his posting as the Ag. Legal Adviser to the Agency was the Registrar of Ships. A 1986 graduate of Law, the new Legal Adviser also holds a Masters degree in Law and has previously worked in various capacities in the Legal Unit and Planning Research and Data Management Services department.
Mr. Mohammed Sani whose current posting is Head of the Procurement department is a Deputy Director whose service to the Agency cuts across many areas. The 1981 graduate of Sociology who also holds a Masters in Public Administration is the immediate past head of SERVICOM. He was previously the Head of Zonal Coordination in the DG’s Office as well as Coordinator, Eastern Zone.
Mr. el-Yakub is a 1981 HND graduate who also holds a masters degree in Transport Technology. He has previously worked in Shipping Development, Cabotage and Western Zonal Office as a Deputy Director.
Hajia Lami Tumaka, the current head of Public Relations has served in this capacity in two previous occasions. A 1979 graduate of English, Tumaka also holds a diploma in Public Relations and an MBA in Business Management. The Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) brings to bear on this assignment, about three decades cognate experience in journalism, public relations and management. She has previously worked in the Planning, Research and Data Management Services and Administration and Personnel Services departments of the Agency with her most recent posting being Deputy Director Maritime Guard Command.
Mrs. Aisha Musa returns to a familiar turf as Coordinator of the Western Zone having served in that capacity previously. A 1982 graduate of Law, Musa had also served as the Registrar of Ships and Deputy Director Legal in the DG’s office.
The immediate past Head of Public Relations, Mr. isichei Osamgbi is a 1992 graduate of English who also hold a masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy. Osamgbi who is now Deputy Director Maritime Guard Command had earlier served as Coordinator of the Abuja Liaison Office and has about twenty years previous experience in journalism and the Oil and Gas sector.
Mrs. Uruakpa who until her deployment as Deputy Director Maritime Labour Services was the Ag. Legal Adviser, is a 1985 graduate of Law and also hold a Masters in Public Administration.
Mr. Eric Orji, the Acting Registrar of Ships was until this new posting, an Assistant Director in the Ship Registry. A 1986 Law graduate with masters in International Maritime Law, Orji had previously served in Shipping Development department.
All handing and taking over processes have since been concluded and the Directors settled in their new postings.