Blue Economy: NIMASA, Nigerian Navy Initiate Joint Committee

As part of efforts to create a conducive business environment for investment in the Blue Economy, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and the Nigerian Navy have inaugurated a Committee to synergize ideas.

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC West), Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, who inaugurated the 8-Man Committee charged them to come up with policies to create a welcoming maritime environment for investment in the Nigerian Blue Economy.

Membership of the 8-Man Committee includes on the Navy side, Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, FOC, Western Naval Command; Cdre K.O. Oguntuga, Commander NNS Beecroft; Cdre N.S. Kaman, COO Western Naval Command and Capt. A. U. Tijani.

The Committee members representing NIMASA namely, Director Deep Blue Project, Chief Otonye Obom; Head Shipping Development, Kurahson Inuwa; Head, ISPS, Isa Mudi; and Deputy Director, Cabotage Services, Aisha Usman Dangote.

Recall that the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, recently announced the constitution of an 8-Man committee, comprising four each from the Navy and NIMASA during a visit by a delegation from the Nigerian Navy to the Agency’s headquarters in Lagos.

L – R: Cpt R.A. Suara, CTRANS, Western Naval Command; Cdre N. S. Lakan, COO, Western Naval Command; Sola Omilabu, Consultant; Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command; Chief Otonye Obom, Director Deep Blue Project; Cdre K. O. Oguntuga, Commander NNS Beecroft; and Capt. A.U. Tijani, CLINTON, Western Zonal Command during the inauguration of a NIMASA/Nigerian Navy Joint Committee on Blue Economy at the Western Zonal Command, Apapa – Lagos.

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