Asides the Nigerian Navy, when it comes to safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria on water, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency is a force to reckon with.

Over the years, it has done a lot to improve security and to send strong messages to high sea pirates.


But occasionally, there is a need to reshuffle the agency’s leadership to avoid docility.

NIMASA: Dayo Mobereola In, Bashir Jamoh Out
Dayo Mobereola, Bashir Jamoh

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).


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Mobereola was appointed the DG of NIMASA following the expiration of the tenure of the current DG, Bashir Jamoh.


Tinubu appointed Mobereola for a renewable tenure of four years in office as the DG of NIMASA.

President Tinubu expects Dr. Mobereola to leverage his extensive experience in his new position to fulfill NIMASA’s objectives.  

These include upholding world-class standards in maritime safety administration and recognizing maritime labour.

He will be expected to prevent and control maritime pollution and conduct search and rescue operations.


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His duties include but are not limited to enforcing cabotage, fostering shipping development, and managing ship registration.


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