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Blue Economy: Oyetola Restates FG’s Determination for Excellent Performance


Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola has restated the federal government determination to achieve excellence in service delivery under his ministry

Speaking at a three day Performance Management retreat organised by the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA the minister charged top officials of the nation’s apex maritime regulatory agency to perform optimally

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The Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Jibril Abba with the Bond signed on behalf of his Directorate flanked by Director General, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, (Left) and the Director, Maritime Safety and Security, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Babatunde Bombata during NIMASA’s Management Performance Retreat in Lagos.

Oyetola, who declared the session open, reiterated the commitment of the current Administration to improve on service delivery in public service, as explained in a press release issued by NIMASA’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Edward Osagie.

The minister who was represented by the Director Maritime Safety and Security of the Ministry, Mr Babatunde Bombata, noted that the maritime sector is the gateway to the nation’s economy with the potential to facilitate the economic diversification agenda of the Federal Government.

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The Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Jibril Abba with the Bond signed on behalf of his Directorate flanked by Director General, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, (Left) and the Director, Maritime Safety and Security, Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Babatunde Bombata during NIMASA’s Management Performance Retreat in Lagos.

He added that the establishment of the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy is to revolutionize the maritime sector’s contributions to Nigeria’s economic development.

In his words “It has been made abundantly clear that the public service under the current Federal Government, is performance-driven and government businesses can no longer be conducted as usual.

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Thus, the Government and its partners have worked assiduously to establish performance management and measurement mechanisms that are aimed at holding all public officers accountable”.

A Director from the office of the Head of Service, Rikko Owutti while addressing NIMASA staff on Performance Management process, commended the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy for taking the lead in the quest to change status quo in terms of service delivery and performance Management.

“ We at the office of the Head of Service have been monitoring the commitment level of Ministries to this newly introduced Performance Management System, and I must commend the leadership and staff of all Agencies under the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry.

Speaking at the session the NIMASA DG, Dr Bashir Jamoh, urged staff of the Agency to embrace the new performance monitoring and management system.

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“ Our Minister signed a Performance Bond with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR late last year, I signed a Performance Bond with the Minister on your behalf, today, you have all signed the performance Bond with me. So when you deliver, I will have a good report card to submit to our Minister, who in turn will submit same to Mr President. I urge you to deliver on this bond we signed today because the success or otherwise of our President depends largely on your performance.” He said.

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The Executive Director Finance and Administration, Honorable Chudi Offodile, Executive Director Operations, Engineer Fatai Adeyemi and the Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr Jibril Abba, all signed on behalf of their Directorates. Some Departmental Heads also signed performance bonds which will be reviewed monthly and assessed quarterly.



Joshua Okoria

Joshua Okoria is a Lagos based multi-skilled journalist covering the maritime industry. His ICT and graphic design skills makes him a resourceful person in any modern newsroom. He read mass communication at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and has sharpened his knowledge in media practice from several other short courses. 07030562600, hubitokoria@gmail.com

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