The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has received the Corporate Organization Award from the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) for its corporate citizenship performance.
Bashir Jamoh, the director general, also received the 2022 Outstanding Service to Taxation Profession award from CITN.
According to CITN, NIMASA was recognised for its exemplary record of tax-compliance and corporate social initiatives including its nationwide distribution of relief materials to internally displaced persons as well as donations of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) equipment meant to uplift the economically challenged in various states of the federation.
Jamoh, on the other hand, was nominated for his award due to the commitment he has exhibited in the quest to enthrone global best practices in the provision of maritime services in Nigeria.
Jamoh has been receiving several accolades since he assumed office as NIMASA DG and such awards include his conferment with the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) by President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this year.
He also emerged as the winner of the 2021 Zik Prize for Leadership in Public Policy and Public Service.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria is a professional organisation in Nigeria whose members are certified as qualified tax practitioners or administrators.
The award is the latest recognition of the efforts of NIMASA, under its current management, to positively contribute to the socioeconomic development of Nigeria.