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Maritime: Dayo Mobereola becomes new Director-General of NIMASA

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expects Dr. Dayo Mobereola, new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, to bring his vast experience to bear in his new role and to achieve the mandate of the agency in providing world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, says Presidential Spokesman

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola to serve as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a renewable term of four years.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this development in a statement issued Tuesday, March 12, 2024, said Dr. Mobereola’s appointment as the new helmsman of the agency followed the exit of Mr. Bashir Jamoh, whose tenure recently expired.

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.

The new Director-General of NIMASA was the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) from 2003 to 2015, as well as Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016.

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

He 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.

He is also expected to superintend over maritime labour regulation, marine pollution prevention and control, search and rescue, cabotage enforcement, shipping development and ship registration, in accordance with the policies and programmes of the Renewed Hope Agenda for the sector, as ably guided by H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola, Honourable Minister for Marine and Blue Economy.

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