- Inducted into the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs as a Fellow.

By Kathy Kyari 

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR, has been recognized by Senator Danjuma Goje, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, for his outstanding work as Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, or NIMASA.


As Chairman of Dr. Jamoh's induction ceremony as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Senator Goje portrayed the NIMASA DG as a patriotic Nigerian committed to the maritime sector's economic development. He explicitly noticed the job Jamoh is playing in driving the nation's push towards understanding the Blue Economy as well as the outcome of the Organization driven Dark Blue Task in diminishing oceanic wrongdoings in Nigerian waters. In his own words, "I can confidently say that having amassed 32 years of service in the Nigerian maritime industry, Dr. Jamoh has proven himself to be a true Nigerian dedicated to the unity and economic growth of the nation." He stated that he can attest to Jamoh's strong work ethic and dedication to serving the Nigerian maritime industry after working closely with Jamoh as Chairman of the Senate Committee supervising NIMASA. Because he chose to remain involved in the industry at a time when he could have pursued other endeavors, I believe that the nation as a whole has benefited from that decision, I know that he loves the maritime industry.

According to Prof. Eghosa Osaghae, Director General of NIIA, the Governing Board of the Institute unanimously approved Jamoh's Fellowship of NIIA due to his accomplishments as CEO of NIMASA. We have observed the gradual and steady acceptance of the Nigerian maritime industry in the global community and have followed his performance as CEO of NIMASA with keen interest. Under his leadership, international collaboration overseen by NIMASA has resulted in a decrease in criminal activity in Nigerian waters and is acknowledged worldwide. Additionally, the IMO Secretary General's recent visit to Nigeria is evidence that the country is on the right path. We hope that this Fellowship will inspire him to do more for Nigeria.

The NIMASA DG responded by dedicating the Fellowship to all industry stakeholders in recognition of the overwhelming support he has received throughout his tenure, which he pledged to continue giving his best to the sector's development.

"Let me take this opportunity to thank each and every stakeholder in the Nigerian maritime sector for the support and backing they have given me and the Agency, without which we would not have been able to accomplish much," the agent said. In addition, I want to reassure the Institute that being elected a Fellow will motivate me to contribute more to the nation's economic growth and development. Along these lines, I desire to likewise be a decent diplomat of the Organization". He stated

Honorable Lynda Ikpeazu, Chairperson of the House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education, and Administration, and Former Interior Minister Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho were among the dignitaries at the induction ceremony.

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