NIMASA’s Appointments Made On Merit, Professionalism

NIMASA’s Appointments Made On Merit, Professionalism


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) has refuted the claim that it has been involved in ethnic lopsided appointments in the management cadre of the agency, saying the publication was propelled by mischief aimed at misleading Nigerians.

 According to press statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Edward Osagie, “Our attention has been drawn to a publication in an online medium “Ships and Ports” with allegations of nepotism against the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA under the leadership of Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR.

“I wish to state categorically that this publication is subjective, smirking mischief, skewed to achieve the goals of the fabricator, and meant to mislead Nigerians.

“It is worthy of note that the Agency’s approved organogram has 9 directorates and 11 autonomous units. At present NIMASA has 12 Directors with all but one of them promoted under Jamoh’s administration. The breakdown shows that 5 are from South South, 3 from South West, 2 from South East and 1 each from North East and North West. We wish to put on record that the two Directors promoted this year were both from Southern Nigeria. This implies that the ratio of the Agency’s Director from South to North is 10:2, representing over 83% Southern Directors, as against less than 17% Northern Directors.

“The Directors of Marine Environment Management Department, Special Duties, Data Management Services, Deep Blue and Secretary General of Abuja MoU are all from the South South geopolitical zone.

 “The South West has Directors of Internal Audit, SERVICOM, and Maritime Labour Services Western Zone, while the Directors of Cabotage and Planning and Research Departments are from the South East. The North East and North West have one Director each, heading the Western Zonal Region and the Reform Coordination Unit respectively.

“It is imperative to note that competent professionals from Southern Nigeria are heading seven (7) out of the eleven (11) autonomous Units of the Agency including the Agency’s spokesperson who is from South-South geopolitical Zone.

“While we urge media practitioners to always cross check their facts before going to press, the allusion by Messrs Ships and Ports that the Agency has an office in Jos, Plateau State is misleading. This is a misrepresentation of facts, which is capable of misinforming the public, as the Agency has never operated an office in Plateau State, he stated.








Mr. Heaky Dimowo

Director, Marine Environment Management

South South


Mr. Isichei Osamgbi

Director, Special Duties (External Relations & Technical Cooperation)

South South


Engr. Chris Amakulo

Director, Data Management Services

South South


Mr. Otonye Obom

Director, Deep Blue

South South


Captain Sunday Umoren

Director & Secretary General Abuja, MoU

South South


Mrs. Olamide Odusanya

Director, Internal Audit

South West


Kehinde Bolaji

Director, SERVICOM

South West


Mrs. Olubusola Akande-Obasanjo

Director, Maritime Labour Services, Western Zone

South West


Mrs. Rita Uruakpa

Director, Cabotage Services

South East


Mr. Eric Oji

Director, Planning Research & Data Management Services

South East


Mr. Kabir Murnai

Director Western Zone

North West


Hajia Aisha Jidda

Director, Reforms Coordination & Strategic Management

North East


Hajia Aisha Idris

Head, Legal Services

North Central


Mr. Abdullahi Mustapha

Head, Financial Services

North Central


Mr. Khurason Inuwa

Head, Shipping Development

North West


Mr. Danjuma Babah

Head, Procurement

North West


Engr. Taiwo Olaniyan

Head, Maritime Safety & Seafarers Standards

South West


Mrs. Nancy Oluoha

Head, Protocol

South East


Mr. Tajudeen Yinka Giwa

Registrar of Shipping

North Central


Mr. Osagie Edward

Head, Public Relations

South South

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