NIMASA Clinches TELL Awards


Solomon Elusoji

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), recently, clinched the Public Organisation of the Year award at the inaugural TELL Awards for Excellence held in Lagos.

The award was as a result of the agency’s outstanding achievements in 2016, under the leadership of its Director-General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.

Taking into consideration the importance of hi-tech, the Peterside administration instituted a medium term strategy through digital transformation to hasten processes at NIMASA. The process allows stakeholders to register their vessels and transact all other transactions digitally with a click of a button on their laptop.

In April this year, NIMASA, in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation, hosted the 3rd Conference of the Association of African Maritime Administrations at Abuja, establishing Nigeria’s presence in the marine industry. Interestingly, Peterside was elected as the AAMA Chairman during the conference.

Also, the agency is undergoing a rebranding, in order to align it with other foremost Maritime Administrations in the world.

The Chairman of the TELL Awards Committee, Mr. Babs Alasa, noted that the award was an honour well deserved, pointing out that Peterside has repositioned NIMASA for greater recognition within and outside Nigeria in a short period. “NIMASA has done very well under Peterside and even President Muhammadu Buhari recognised this and congratulated him when he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of AAMA,” he said.