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Month: July 2022

NIMASA, NITT Sign MoU On Research , Training

NIMASA, NITT Sign MoU On Research , Training

Maritime, News Feature
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, on research and training towards enhancing maritime safety and security in Nigeria. The Director General NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, and his counterpart at the NITT, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah, signed the MoU  over the weekend in Zaria which is hinged on research and training, with a view to enhancing local content and boosting the quality assurance of the institute. This is a follow up on earlier agreements reached between both Agencies of government in their quest to further domesticate specialized training programmes at management cadre in the maritime sector. Dr. Jamoh described the MoU between both parties as a m...
NIMASA BOARD ELEVATES 3 DEPUTY DIRECTORS, APPROVES PROMOTION OF 469

NIMASA BOARD ELEVATES 3 DEPUTY DIRECTORS, APPROVES PROMOTION OF 469

Maritime
The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the appointment of three new Directors, Mr. Otonye Obom, Captain Umoren Sunday Michael, and Mr. Kazir Abubakar Musa. The Directors were promoted along with Eighteen Deputy Directors and Twenty Assistant Directors. Four hundred and Thirty-One other staff were elevated to their next grade levels.The promotions were ratified at a meeting of the Governing Board of the Agency held at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, congratulated the promoted members of staff and charged them to remain committed to the Agency’s vision of making Nigeria great through sustainable harnessing of its huge maritime potential. Dr. Jamoh said “Congratulations to...
Continues Voter Registration: Gov Diri Cancels Monthly Environmental Exercise

Continues Voter Registration: Gov Diri Cancels Monthly Environmental Exercise

News Feature, Politics
The Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Senator Douye Diri, has directed the cancellation of the statewide environmental clean-up exercise earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 30, 2022. This is to enable all eligible residents of the state that are yet to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) do so before the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) deadline expires on Sunday, July 31, 2022. The governor however urges all residents of the state to continue to keep their surroundings clean.
Projects By Bayelsa Councils Result Of Autonomy, Says Diri *Directs LGs To Build Skills Centre

Projects By Bayelsa Councils Result Of Autonomy, Says Diri *Directs LGs To Build Skills Centre

Education, News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said the projects executed by local government councils in the state were as a result of the financial autonomy they enjoy under his administration. Senator Diri stated this on Tuesday during the commencement of inauguration of projects in seven of the eight councils in the state. Speaking while inaugurating a one-storey office complex at the Yenagoa local government secretariat, the governor also said that the prudent management of funds under the strict supervision of his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the execution of meaningful projects possible across the wards and communities in the eight councils. He stressed that his administration does not tamper with allocations accruing to the councils but has rather been as...
WE HAVE RAISED THE BAR ON DUTY COLLECTION,TRADE FACILITATION…Compt OLOYEDE

WE HAVE RAISED THE BAR ON DUTY COLLECTION,TRADE FACILITATION…Compt OLOYEDE

Misc
Customs Area Controllers Tin Can Island,Comptroller Kunle Oloyede weekend said his Command has raised the bar in duty collection and trade facilitation adding that there are brighter prospects for the Nigeria Customs Service in the days ahead. Oloyede who was rolling out the mid year report of his Command posted a N274b revenue haul between January and June this year. The Customs Chief who explained that the figure was more than 27 percent leap over the same period last year also announced a 73 per cent increase in exports at the Port , posting a whopping 138,246.50 metric tons .Oloyede valued exports from the Command at over N100b. He was full of praises for officers and men of the Command whose diligence and dedication to duty, he said ,contributed to this remarkable feat. Also ree...
Nationwide Strike : Maritime Workers set to Join Pro ASUU Protest

Nationwide Strike : Maritime Workers set to Join Pro ASUU Protest

Education, Maritime, News Feature
THE Maritime Workers Union, MWUN is set to join organised Labour in the proposed nation wide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the prolonged Industrial impasse between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff of Universities. Mobilisation for the two-day nationwide protest by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in solidarity with striking university workers, has reached feverish point as more critical industrial unions have keyed into the protest. This came as NLC berated the Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, for accusing it of planning to cause anarchy with the planned protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, saying the Minister is happy that while his children and those of others like him are graduating from universities outside Nigeria, children of the p...
SHIPPERS COUNCIL, TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY TO SENSITISE STAKEHOLDERS

SHIPPERS COUNCIL, TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY TO SENSITISE STAKEHOLDERS

News Feature, Port News
The Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT), in collaboration with Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) is organizing a sensitization programme on some functions of the council. The programme, which will be chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, is scheduled to hold Friday 22nd, July, 2022 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 9.00am. The theme of the programme "Port Economic Regulator - NSC in Focus” is aimed at enlightening the stakeholders and the general public on the mandate of Nigerian Shippers' Council as Port Economic Regulator. A paper titled " Promoting Competitiveness and Compliance in Nigerian maritime Industry", will be presented at this much anticipated event by Prof. Bongo Adi, a maritime economist. Re...