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*FERDINAND AGU – AN EXCEPTIONAL MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR* A Tribute by Dr Emeka Akabogu

*FERDINAND AGU – AN EXCEPTIONAL MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR* A Tribute by Dr Emeka Akabogu

Maritime, News Feature
Architect Ferdinand Agu was a man of high intellect. I greatly admired him because he combined his prodigious intellect with delicious articulation and impressive gravitas. Beyond these, he had a hands-on approach to his job and set about tasks with commitment and detail. I distinctly remember his first interaction with the maritime industry after his appointment at a stakeholder interactive session in 2001. He was quiet all through the event, listening intently and taking notes. When eventually he took the podium, it was evident the country’s maritime administration had not beheld such a class act. He flawlessly captured the essence of all interventions, seducing the words to deliver hope in great doses of audial pleasure. My first full engagement with him was shortly after in Enugu...
NIMASA DG Mobereola Mourns Late Ferdinand Agu

NIMASA DG Mobereola Mourns Late Ferdinand Agu

Maritime, News Feature
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, has described the death of Architect Ferdinand Agu, former Director General of the defunct National Maritime Authority (NMA), as a rude shock. Reacting to Agu's sudden passing this weekend, the NIMASA DG expressed that it is a significant loss to Nigeria, the maritime community, and NIMASA in particular. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Arc. Ferdinand Agu, a former Director General of NMA. He left an indelible impression on me within the short time we shared during my first stakeholder engagement just last month. I had hoped to engage him more often, to tap into his wealth of experience for the collective interest of every Nigerian. Alas, death has denied us thi...
A TRIBUTE TO FERDINAND AGU .By Prof Pat Utomi.

A TRIBUTE TO FERDINAND AGU .By Prof Pat Utomi.

Maritime, News Feature
The news is heavy and weighs down the heart. But e give thanks to a creator deserving of our gratitude. My friend Ferdinand Agu crossed over with no notice, no time for a wrap-up, let alone say goodbye. Ferdinand was a class act. Gifted with a clear head and profound in erudition. Those who came out to see the architect as technician found themselves before a poet and philosopher king. As DG of NMA (NIMASA), he turned to a few of us for the template for change. As a neighbor on Ilabere, he walked across in lamentation when shocking things like the line up of candidates for Governor in Imo appeared in 2010. He was not from Imo, but his essence sorrowed for the people of that state. What a loss. May the Angels of God the most high escort him into paradise. Prof Pat Utomi...
Arc Ferdinald Agu and his testimonials .   By  Dakuku Peterside PhD.

Arc Ferdinald Agu and his testimonials . By Dakuku Peterside PhD.

Maritime, News Feature
When I arrived at NIMASA in March 2016 and started preaching the gospel of reforms and reputational restoration, the director - level cadre of the agency threw only one challenge at me:equal or surpass the record of a certain Arc. Ferdinald Agu,who had earlier served as DG/ CEO of the predecessor organisation to NIMASA, NMA. That challenge set the stage for and the tone of my future engagements in the agency. First, who is this man who has become a source of leadership reference in NIMASA? It was evident to all that we have only ever had very few of these agency leaders as role models and sources of inspiration for leadership. Fewer have been superlative and exceptional .Therefore, it became imperative to extract the core elements of Arc Agu's outstanding and qualitative performance pri...
Ramalan, Pioneer NIMASA Chairman Mourns former NIMASA DG, Ferdinand Agu

Ramalan, Pioneer NIMASA Chairman Mourns former NIMASA DG, Ferdinand Agu

Maritime, News Feature
Dr Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan , Pioneer Board Chairman the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA said he received with a rude shock the sad news of the sudden tragic passing of Arch Ferdinand Agu, a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Authority (now NIMASA). A statement on Saturday by Ramalan said Ferdy, as he was fondly called, by friends and Colleagues lamented that Nigerian Maritime Administration under a New Leadership could not tap or harness the enormous resource reservoir in Ferdinand Agu before he passed on. "Ferdinand Agu was a patriot, a Pan-Nigeria and a leading light in the affairs of men and women in the Nigeria"s Maritime World ", he said The late Ferdinand Agu passed almost 30 Days after attending a stakeholders engagement to the usher in...
Matawalle, Defence Minister mulls integration of NIMASA C41, Navy’s Falcon eye

Matawalle, Defence Minister mulls integration of NIMASA C41, Navy’s Falcon eye

Maritime, News Feature
  Minister of State, Defence Hon. Bello Matawalle has declared Federal Government’s commitment to integrating the operations of the Command Control Computer Communication Information System of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the surveillance facility of the Nigerian Navy known as the Falcon eye system for the security of the Nigerian Maritime space to engender economic prosperity. Matawalle who stated this shortly after a working visit to the NIMASA C4i center in Kirikiri this weekend to inspect the operational model of the facility said that  Nigeria will benefit much more if all Agencies of Government can synergize seamlessly  and improve information sharing amongst one another for the benefit of Nigeria. He called for enhance synergy between...
CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF, OGALLA VISITS NIMASA ·..as Mobereola pledges improved MoU with the Nigerian Navy- NIMASA DG

CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF, OGALLA VISITS NIMASA ·..as Mobereola pledges improved MoU with the Nigerian Navy- NIMASA DG

Maritime, News Feature
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla today paid a working visit to Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA in continuation of efforts to deepen the cooperation between the Nigerian Navy and the Agency to achieve sustainable security in the Nigerian maritime domain. Speaking during the visit, Vice Admiral Ogalla acknowledged efforts of the Agency in implementing both national and international regulatory instruments to improve safety and security in the maritime domain, adding that the Nigerian Navy under his leadership is committed to supporting NIMASA to succeed. “I want to appreciate NIMASA for the collaboration with the Nigerian Navy which is to achieve a common goal of better securing the Nigerian maritime domain, thus promoting an enabling en...
PORTS ECONOMIC REGULATOR BILL: NIMASA,NPA , NIG SHIPPERS COUNCIL MEET TO HARMONIZE POSITIONS….Adeyanju, Akabogu, Hassan Bello, say bill long overdue.

PORTS ECONOMIC REGULATOR BILL: NIMASA,NPA , NIG SHIPPERS COUNCIL MEET TO HARMONIZE POSITIONS….Adeyanju, Akabogu, Hassan Bello, say bill long overdue.

Maritime, Misc, News Feature
Indications were rife weekend that Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Shippers Council may have met to harmonize a common position on the proposed Nigerian Shipping and Ports Economic Regulator Agency bill currently before the House of Representatives. Usually dependable sources at the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy who confided in Shipping World said those who attended the meeting last weekend in Abuja included Dr Dayo Mobereola, Barr Pius Akutah and an Executive Director at the NPA who represented Mohammed Bello Koko. Although the outcome of deliberations were not made public, this magazine learned that the meeting was meant to address the perceived inter agency rivalry among parastatals in...
SHAME! Nigeria’s Shipping Sector Unregulated Since Independence …. Bayo Sarumi….

SHAME! Nigeria’s Shipping Sector Unregulated Since Independence …. Bayo Sarumi….

Maritime, News Feature
One of Nigeria's "Most Capped" Living Legends in the Maritime Industry, Aare Adebayo Sarumi, has raised the alarm that the Maritime Sector would not make meaningful contribution to our GDP if the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration toys with the issue of an economic regulator. The sector's current contribution to our National GDP is less than 1 per cent. Sarumi who was at various times the Executive Secretary/ CEO of Nigerian Shippers Council and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, raised the alarm Monday at a Public Hearing of the Nigerian Shippers' Council Repeal and Enactment of the Shippers' Council and Economic Regulatory Bill conducted by the House of Representatives Committee on Shipping Services and Committee on Ports and Harbour. The former NPA helmsma...
Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Maritime, Press Release
Dr. Dayo Mobereola's appointment as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) signifies a new era for the agency.Saddled with overseeing West and Central Africa’s leading maritime regulatory agency, Dr. Mobereola faces the task of navigating through challenges and maximizing opportunities for growth and development in the region. This article,by Shipping World's ASU BEKS highlights key strategies he can adopt to avoid potential pitfalls and navigate the tricky waters of maritime governance effectively. With his appointment on March 12, 2024, Dr Mebereola became NIMASA’s eighth director general since the agency emerged from the union between the Nigerian Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (JOMALIC). The new helmsman...