The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has dedicated his award of Best Performing Maritime CEO of the year, bestowed on him by the Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON), to the Nigeria maritime industry, noting that the industry in transformation won the award.
The elated NIMASA DG expressed love for the maritime industry saying he is passionate to see it change for the better.
“This award should be given to the Nigeria Maritime Industry and not me. I am only doing what I love and enjoy doing in the maritime industry. When you enjoy and have passion for what you are doing, you will put in your best, I love the maritime industry and I tell people that the Nigeria maritime industry is the best place to invest in.” Dr. Jamoh said.
He also commended the maritime media, noting that the level of reportage by the media is changing the narratives and bringing the maritime sector to the fore in the international arena.
“I must commend the level of reporting being carried out by the maritime media in educating the public about the sector. Am happy when you open your phone in the morning you see various stories about the sector and it is actually changing the narratives of the Nigeria maritime industry”. He said.
The NIMASA boss, however expressed the wish that the Nigeria Maritime media operates as one body , so that they can do more and also checkmate the excesses of the CEOs and their organisations in the Industry.
Presenting the award, President of AMJON, Paul Ogbuokiri said, Dr Bashir Jamoh won the AMJON award of the Best Performing Maritime CEO of the year following his great efforts especially in the areas of maritime security and his campaign for the removal of Nigeria among nation’s that pay war risk insurance premium.
“AMJON has been following Dr. Jamoh’s leadership style in NIMASA and is not disappointed on what he has been able to do within a short time. We, however urged him to do more, as much is still being expected from him and other CEOs to reposition the industry.” He said.
The annual AMJON Conference/Awards was held recently at the Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja when the DG, the two Ministers of Transportation and other illustrious Nigerians, including the former president of AMJON, Ismail Aniemu were in Ghana for the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA) Secretary General election where Nigeria’s Dr. Pail Adalikwu won.