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Jamoh wins 2020 Zik Prize in public policy

Jamoh wins 2020 Zik Prize in public policy

Maritime
Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh has been named winner of the 2020 Zik Prize in Public Policy. Making the announcement on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, in Lagos, the Chairman, Selection Committee Zik Prize 2020, Professor Pat Utomi said the capacity of the Director General to have extensively managed the restructuring, reformation and repositioning of NIMASA earned him the prestigious award. Prof Utomi stated that the Deep Blue Project and the Blue Economy initiatives Dr Jamoh “continues to champion have brought massive gains to the Agency and the nation’s economic diversification goals.” The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its second quarter 2021 report had disclosed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, wh...
IMO ACKNOWLEDGES DECLINE IN PIRACY IN GULF OF GUINEA

IMO ACKNOWLEDGES DECLINE IN PIRACY IN GULF OF GUINEA

News Feature
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has given credence to Nigeria’s efforts in combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) including the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure also called the Deep Blue Project of the Federal Government of Nigeria. This was contained in its second Quarter (Q2) 2021 report on the global reduction of piracy in 27 years in Nigeria, including the GoG region. The report notes that “the number of kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea in the second quarter of 2021 is the lowest since Q2 of 2019. While 33 incidents of piracy were reported in the last quater of 2020, 6 cases were reported in the second quarter of 2021 . The IMB report also noted that the number of kidnapped crew in the region also declined from 50 in the  l...
Deep Blue Project Driven by Competent Manpower…Jamoh

Deep Blue Project Driven by Competent Manpower…Jamoh

Maritime, News Feature
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh, has reiterated that assets deployed under the Deep Blue Project, recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, are manned by proficient officers from the Nigerian security services. Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos during   the graduation ceremony of officers trained to crew the Special Mission Vessels, the main maritime component of the project also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure. Dr. Jamoh, who was represented by the Agency’s Executive Director, Operations, Mr. Shehu Ahmed, said the graduation of 30 officers trained in various part of the globe marked a significant addition to the team of competent personnel manning a...
Nigeria Receives Last Batch of Assets Under Deep Blue Project

Nigeria Receives Last Batch of Assets Under Deep Blue Project

Maritime, Port News
A Special Mission Aircraft was received in Lagos on Wednesday, in the final phase of the delivery and installation of assets under the Deep Blue Project designed to secure Nigerian waters up to the Gulf of Guinea. Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, received the aircraft, in company with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and NIMASA’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Chudi Offodile. Jamoh had earlier inspected three Special Mission Helicopters at the Naval Base, Apapa, under the project billed for launch on May 21. Addressing journalists at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, during a brief ceremony to mark the arrival of the aircr...
Okowa seeks partnership with NIMASA in maritime

Okowa seeks partnership with NIMASA in maritime

Maritime, Press Release
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said the State Government would partner Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to develop the state's maritime potential. Okowa stated this when the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh and his management team visited him at Government House, Asaba. He commended the management of the agency for reaching out to stakeholders in the littoral states in its determination to develop the maritime sector. He said that the take-off of the Maritime University in Okerenkoko had brought peace to the Niger Delta and pledged the support of the state government to the growth and development of the university. The governor acknowledged that NIMASA has done well in Delta, but needed to do more to enable the ...
SECURE ANCHORAGE AREA  NAVY, NIMASA INTENSIFY SECURITY EFFORTS    Launch Land, Sea, Air Operational Assets

SECURE ANCHORAGE AREA NAVY, NIMASA INTENSIFY SECURITY EFFORTS    Launch Land, Sea, Air Operational Assets

Maritime
The Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are intensifying efforts to protect, interdict, and deter threats around vessels anchored in the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA), off the coast of Lagos. Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, announced this in Lagos during a courtesy visit by the Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN). Jamoh said the new security effort was encapsulated in the total deployment of assets under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project. The deployment is on-going with the primary aim of providing security in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea and tackling the security challenges encumbering the shipping business in the area. “We are deploying high-tec...
BLUE ECONOMY: PRESIDENTIAL TEAM EMBARKS ON TOUR OF MARITIME ASSETS

BLUE ECONOMY: PRESIDENTIAL TEAM EMBARKS ON TOUR OF MARITIME ASSETS

Breaking News, News Feature
As Nigeria gets set to deploy maritime security assets acquired under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, members of the Deep Blue Project Steering Committee have visited Lagos, Warri, Benin, and Onne to inspect the assets at the various locations. The delegation, led by Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), included Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas. They were accompanied by Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, and other members of the presidential committee on the inspection tour meant to confirm the readiness of the maritime assets for deployment. The committee members who expressed o...
MARITIME SECURITY: NIMASA, AIR FORCE SET TO DEPLOY ASSETS FOR DEEP BLUE PROJECT

MARITIME SECURITY: NIMASA, AIR FORCE SET TO DEPLOY ASSETS FOR DEEP BLUE PROJECT

Breaking News
R-L: The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar explaining a point to Dr Bashir Jamoh during the visit. Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of the Federal Government’s maritime security effort. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, announced this when the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, paid a working visit to the Nigerian Air Force headquarters in Abuja. The NIMASA DG had requested adequate arrangement to receive and deploy the two special mission aircraft expected in the country in the next few months. Wh...