Bashir Jamoh, the director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been nominated by the Federal Government as a recipient of the 2021 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award.
Also nominated for an award is Chudi Offodile, the executive director of Finance and Administration of the Agency, while Magdalene Ajani, the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, was nominated as a 2022 recipient of the award.
The official conferment ceremony is scheduled for June 5, 2023.
Jamoh expressed appreciation to the Federal Government, adding that it is a call to greater service to our Fatherland.
“I am spurred by this award, particularly as it is coming from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, which underscores the ministry’s role in ensuring reward for hard work and productivity in public service.
“Let me also use this opportunity to dedicate the award to the industry’s stakeholders; external and internal, as they have made our work easier as an administration. We will continue to strive to make the maritime sector a viable economic driver, especially with the Blue Economy mantra, which is critical to the sustainability of the maritime sector,” Jamoh said.
On the selection of Magdalene Ajani, the DG said it is a well-deserved honour, as she has remained a core professional and astute administrator in the coordination of activities in the Ministry and the Agencies under the supervision of the Ministry.
“I am not surprised by her selection, as she is an administrator par excellence and has remained resolute and professional in the discharge of her duties. Little wonder she is commonly referred to as the ‘Head Mistress’ of the Ministry and the Maritime Sector. I congratulate her on the well-deserving award,” he said.
The National Productivity Order of Merit Award was instituted by the Federal Government of Nigeria to recognise and honour productive individuals and organisations in Nigeria in the year of the award for achievements made in the preceding years.