He had a meritorious tenure as pioneer Managing Director of the Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

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Thereafter, he was appointed as the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, before opting to return overseas from where he had initially come to take up the LAMATA job.

Yesterday, he was appointed the new Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

According to a Press Release issued President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Dayo Mobereola’s appointment is for a renewable tenure of four years.

Mobereola replaces Mr. Bashir Jamoh, whose tenure expired March 10, 2024.

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 Logistics and Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria.

In the private sector, he was Deputy Managing Director and Project Development Director at AFM Consulting Plc, London.

Mobereola was also Senior Economist at British Petroleum Shipping Limited, London.

The President expects the new Director-General to “bring his vast experience to bear in his new role and to achieve the mandate of NIMASA in providing world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, maritime labour regulation, marine pollution prevention and control, and search and rescue,” read the statement.

Tinubu also expects Mobereola to improve “cabotage enforcement, shipping development and ship registration, in accordance with the policies and programmes of his Renewed Hope Agenda for the sector as guided by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.”