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R-L: The Executive Director Admin and Finance of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Chudi Offodile, Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Mr. Jibril Abba, The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dayo Mobereola, and the Executive Director Operations of NIMASA, Engr. Fatai Taye Adeyemi during the handover ceremony at the agency’s Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos

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The newly appointed Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola has held his first official address on his assumption of duty over the weekend.

Mobereola, who is a former boss of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), stated at the agency’s Victoria Island, Lagos office that the management under his leadership will build a purpose driven organisation, while also prioritising effective communication at all levels to enhance innovation, collaboration and synergy.

According to the DG, the agency under his leadership would prioritize safety, security, efficiency, environmental sustainability amongst others.

He said “We must strive to foster innovation and excellence in everything we do. The maritime industry is constantly evolving, driven by technological advancements, changing market dynamics, and evolving regulatory frameworks. As leaders in the sector, we must embrace innovation, adapt change, and continuously seek ways to enhance the efficiency, competitiveness, and resilience of our maritime operations.

“I do not doubt that every individual within our organization has the potential to achieve greatness; we will therefore, ensure that we build a purpose-driven organisation by investing in our staff, processes, and the entire system to achieve our mandate. I aim to foster an environment of innovation, collaboration and synergy, creating an atmosphere that encourages the development of our employees’ skills, talents, and creativity.

He also used the opportunity to express gratitude to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR for entrusting him with the responsibility of steering the affairs of the agency.

“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for entrusting me with this crucial responsibility. I am highly aware of the immense trust and confidence the President placed in me. It is with great enthusiasm and a sense of purpose that I step into this position, fully committed to steering our organisation toward greater heights, while upholding the highest standards of integrity, diligence, and service to our nation”, he said.

The NIMASA DG also thanked the Hon. Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, CON, for his guidance throughout the appointment process, and expressed readiness to work with the Minister in achieving the objectives of the Ministry for the sector.

Earlier, the agency’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr Chudi Offodile who led other management staff to receive the DG noted that the entire management and staff of the agency were elated to welcome him to the agency, while also pledging the cooperation of the staff for the success of the agency.

On March 11, 2024, President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola to serve as the DG of NIMASA for a renewable term of four years.

Dr. Mobereola holds a Ph.D and an M.Sc in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria. He was the Managing Director of LAMATA from 2003 to 2015 and the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016.