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WORLD MARITIME DAY: NIGERIA JOINS IMO ON GREENER SHIPPING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WORLD MARITIME DAY: NIGERIA JOINS IMO ON GREENER SHIPPING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Maritime, News Feature
The Honorable Minister of Transportation Mu’ azu Jaji Sambo says Nigeria is committed to achieving greener shipping in line with the campaign by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, to attain sustainable development in the maritime industry. This is just as Nigeria joins the IMO to commemorate the 2022 World Maritime Day. Sambo said that Nigeria would not be left behind in the global move towards greener shipping, while also reflecting on the need for stakeholders in the maritime sector to begin exploring ways to transition into a greener and more sustainable future. On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh noted that the Theme for this year’s world Maritime Day celebration is in line with the Agenc...
I will join Kaduna Governorship race…Jamoh

I will join Kaduna Governorship race…Jamoh

Maritime, Politics
Dr Bashir Jamoh,Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has at last broken his long silence over his rumoured political ambition as Governor of Kaduna State. Dr Jamoh who was fielding questions from reporters at an interaction session with maritime journalists in Lagos said though he has a passion for the maritime industry and would want to work in it all through his life, however, said he does not foreclose joining the political bandwagon if the opportunity throws itself up. “I love the maritime industry; I have a great passion for it and I can work in it for the rest of my life, but my people want me to serve them at the state level, I will not fail them, it would be unfair to do that so I will avail them of my services at the state....
In Marked Improvement, Nigeria Comes Extremely Close to IMO New Status

In Marked Improvement, Nigeria Comes Extremely Close to IMO New Status

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
• West Africa Loses Seat • We Will be back Stronger Says Saraki Nigeria came within a whisker of returning to Category C of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Friday in London after losing the IMO Council election by just one vote. Though, the country missed its bid for membership of the Governing Council, IMO’s highest decision making organ, Nigeria’s performance was a remarkable improvement from 2017, when it lost by 12 votes. However, West Africa lost its only seat in the Council, as Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, and Kenya retained their seats in the 20-member Category C of the IMO. Nigeria’s delegation to the 31st Session of the IMO had put up a spirited campaign for election into the Governing Council, whose membership the country lost in 2011. The country poll...
Border Closure Responsible for Our Loss at IMO Council Elections – Dakuku

Border Closure Responsible for Our Loss at IMO Council Elections – Dakuku

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
As widespread condemnation greet Nigeria's loss at the IMO COUNCIL elections yesterday in London, Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has blamed the closure of Nigeria's land border coupled with an unprecedented international conspiracy as the reason Nigeria lost to Kenya in the crucial IMO elections. Dakuku who spoke exclusively with Shipping World on Sunday said " our African brothers mobilized against us for reasons best known to them. Benin Republic told us bluntly 'If you want our vote, go reopen your land borders ". Dakuku was surprised that despite the fatherly role Nigeria has played on the continent, some countries didn't like our rising profile and insisted on working against us. He said this was no...
NIMASA did not spend anything close to N300m at IMO Election…Bashir Jamoh

NIMASA did not spend anything close to N300m at IMO Election…Bashir Jamoh

Maritime, Politics
Mallam Bashir Jamoh , Executive Director Finance and Administration at NIMASA, has said the maritime press goofed over claims that the agency spent a whooping N300m at the just concluded IMO Council meeting. ' I think the media got it all wrong. What NIMASA spent for the entire trip and the campaign was far less than N300m being peddled by the media', he said. It would be recalled that Nigerian for the third consecutive year failed to secure a seat in Category 'C' of the recent IMO Council Election in which five African countries got elected. African countries which came out at the election include Liberia, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa and Egypt. The loss was a huge dent on Nigeria's status as the current Chairman of African Maritime Administrators. Jamoh explained given Nigeria'...
IMO COUNCIL ELECTION: Again , NIMASA returns without the ‘ trophy’

IMO COUNCIL ELECTION: Again , NIMASA returns without the ‘ trophy’

Breaking News, Business, Maritime
For the third consecutive time, Nigeria yesterday lost its bid to get re-elected into category 'C' of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which took place in London, scoring a miserable 98 points in an election that saw five African countries of Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya and Liberia joining the group. The category C is the executive organ of the IMO that takes decisions in the absence of the Assembly and coordinates all activities of the Organs of the organisation. It has 20 member countries with special interest in maritime transport or navigation. Nigeria's 36-man delegation was led by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), directors and top ministry offic...
IMO Council: Nigeria Woos Foreign Diplomats For Nigeria’s Election

IMO Council: Nigeria Woos Foreign Diplomats For Nigeria’s Election

Business, Press Release
…Says NIMASA Has Put Nigeria High to Win Council Seat In a bid to ensure that Nigeria wins the re-election into one of the highest decision making body of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an arm of the United Nation (UN) responsible for global maritime regulation, the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geofrey Onyema has called on all Heads of Foreign Missions to support the country’s quest as it seeks election into the Category C of the IMO Council. Speaking at the Cocktail Dinner in honour of Foreign Missions organized by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the yesterday in Abuja, Mr. Onyema said that as a key player in the global maritime industry, Nigeria has playe...