Nigerian Shipowners may soon heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government may have unveiled a new road map that may see them actualizing their dreams of becoming ship owners under the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, CBFF,sooner than later.
Speaking on a Live program on Inspiration 92.3Fm Lagos, Shipping on Radio, last Thursday, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh revealed that nine primary lending institutions (banks) were listed for the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessels Financing Fund , CVFF by the Governing Board of NIMASA, and been forwarded to the Minister of Transportation. But Jamoh said the Agency is trying to avoid the previous pitfalls experienced under the Ship Building and Acquisition Fund when beneficiaries d...
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has been named winner of the Vanguard Public Sector Icon, Maritime, 2021.
The Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Eze Anaba who announced this while presenting a conveyance letter to Dr Jamoh in Lagos said other awardees are President of the African Development Bank, ADB, Akinwunmi Adesina, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State amongst others.
Mr. Anaba noted that, the screening committee of the Vanguard Awards reviewed Dr. Jamoh’s nomination critically and all indices in good corporate governance pointed at the NIMASA DG as an outstanding public sector official in year 2021.
He noted the consistency of the Dr. Jamoh led manageme...
Agency Working with
Relevant Authorities on Abductees Release – Dakuku
In the wake of the recent attack on a tanker vessel named, ‘Nave Constellation’, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has disclosed its readiness to fast-track the maritime security architecture, just as the Director General of the Agency Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated that the Agency is working with relevant partners to ensure the crew onboard are secured and safe.
The DG spoke in Abuja on Thursday, on the sidelines of the
ongoing National Transportation Summit organised by the Chartered Institute of
Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), stating that the tanker was
attacked off the coast of Bonny with nineteen persons alleged to have been...
Speedboat, Fishing Accessories to Aguleri Women
NIMASA’s Support for Maritime Women
International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has donated a speedboat
and some fishing accessories to the women of Omabala Na Esu Fishers Association
of Aguleri, in Anambra State. President of WISTA Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Madu
Hamman, said the donations were part of the organisation’s drive to inspire
more women participation in the maritime industry.
said she was in Aguleri with her team of WISTA officials to lend a hand in
growing the trade of the fisher folks and encourage them to tap into the vast
opportunities in the maritime industry.
According to her, “Nigeria is co...
Hajia Lami Tumaka is a global public relations manager and holds a Bachelor of art degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
An indigene of Niger State, Hajia Tumaka was born in Kaduna but later moved to Lagos where she started her primary education.
In the pursuit of her professional career, she also acquired other qualifications including certificate in basic film production from TV College Jos with distinction and diploma in public relations from the prestigious Holborn College London.
Hajia Tumaka’s working career which spans over three decades started at the Army Day secondary school, Jaji as a teacher. She was at various times the news editor, NTA Minna, Public Relations Manager Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited Kaduna before joining...
Even though the prefix of barrister to his name wasn’t a borrowed one, or for that matter, a honourary offer, Hassan Bello have been rumoured to plead with associates to refer to him simply as Mr or Mallam Hassan Bello.
Hassan Bello e reminds us of the great Nigerian accounting octopus, Mr. Fatai Williams who found it clearly uncomfortable to wear the title of a chief, and preferred to be addressed simply as Mr. Williams. Exceptional professionals!
Hassan Bello is the Executive Secretary and CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council. He trained as a lawyer and began his career at the Sokoto State Ministry of Justice and the state’s Investment Company Limited, where he rose to become Acting Managing Director & CEO in the early 1990s before he joined the Council in 1998 as Deputy Dire...
In the days before port privatization and reforms became an item on the national menu, Alhaji Tijani Ramalan has been a leading maritime technocrat, an urbane politician and business player.
He has put in more than two decades in the maritime industry, both as industrial relations player, policy maker and implementer, negotiator and driver of critical processes and assignments.
Ramalan hails from Kaduna North Local Government of Kaduna State and was born on the 25th September 1954. He started his education at the then prestigious Igbobi College Yaba Lagos. He proceeded to Richmond College London (Now American University of London) for his degree education.
Upon his return to Nigeria he worked for sometime before betting attracted into the political arena. In 1983 he was app...
A crusader and soldier of social change, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju hit the limelight during the federal government privatization's programme in 2003, as one the of young Turks in the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), to be invited for briefing as part of the Nigeria Labour Movement delegates.
His voice rang out in informed protestations against seeming gaps contained in workers disengagement document, which he insisted must be adjusted to reflect adequate protection for those to be disengaged in line with the rules of engagement.
Currently the President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Adeyanju has continued to remain on the firing line, constantly in battle with government alongside the NLC and operators of the maritime industry, demanding improved and...
The story of Nigeria Customs Service
anti-smuggling operations cannot be conclusively told without the mention of
Comptroller Kayode Olusemire.
Those whose business it is to know
believe that Olusemire is one the dreaded anti-smuggling elements, who takes on
smugglers in hurricane like approach, often with a blind fury. Regarded as an
old horse, Olusemire has served in the service nationwide and in various
departments and capacities.
Even though it would appear that he
has cut his teeth more enforcement, Olusemire is an oracle in revenue and
tariff reading, a strategist and uncommon
administrator, who has a record of uncanny excellence in utilizing scarce human
and material resources to achieving significant results.
He is the incumbent Controller,
Dr. TAIWO AFOLABI,MON
A Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), Dr. Taiwo Afolabi is Honourary Consul –General of the Republic of Djibouti in Nigeria. An industrialist of uncommon proportion, Afolabi nevertheless trained as a lawyer at the prestigious University of Lagos and has widespread business interest which cuts across sectors of the economy, including maritime, aviation, hospitality and tourism, finance, communications, oil and gas.
Born on April 29, 1962 in Ondo, Ondo State to Chief and Chief (Mrs.) Samson Afolabi of Idokunnusi, Ijebu, Ogun State, he attended AnsarUdeen Primary School Ondo, after which he proceeded to the Baptist Grammar School Ibadan for his secondary education. He did his LLB.Law at the University of Lagos, where he later returned for his Masters Degree ...