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FG inaugurates governing board of NPA, NIMASA

FG inaugurates governing board of NPA, NIMASA

The Federal Government has inaugurated the governing board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and Nigerians Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The government during the inauguration charged members of the board to contribute meaningfully towards achieving the set mandate of both agencies.

The NIMASA board has 11 members and has as its chairman, Maj. Gen. Jonathan India Garba, and S.U Galadanchi, Ms. Nene Betty Dike, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo, Dakuku Peterside, Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin, Gambo Ahmed, Asekomhe Otaakhia Keneth, Mohammed Gidado Mu’azu and Barrister Ebele Obi  as members.

The NPA governing board which comprises of eleven members will be chaired by Mr. Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye.

Other members of the board are: Mrs. Uche Okoro, Hadiza Bala Usman, Mohammed Bello Koko, Dr. Sekonte Davis, Prof. Idris Abubakar, Supo Shasore, Sueliman Ibrahim Halilu, Constance Harry Marshal, Umar Shua’ibu and Charles Efe Emukowhate Sylvester.

Charging the board member, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi in Abuja yesterday said: “The appointment was approved by  President Buhari and we believe that with this board, NIMASA can achieve its core mandate of promoting the development of indigenous commercial shipping capacity in international and coastal shipping trade and also regulate and promote maritime safety, security, marine pollution and maritime labour through fleet acquisition and expansion, manpower development,  interagency collaboration, maritime safety and security and ship registration amongst others.

As for the NPA, Amaechi said: “the mandate of the NPA is to construct develop ports, docks, harbours, piers, wharves, canals, water courses, embankment, revetment and jetties.

He also added that they can invest and deal with monies of the Authority not immediately required on such securities or in such investment and manner as may, from time to time be expedient and also appoint, license and manage pilots of vessels.

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