Falana’s Allegation of NIMASA Buying Properties Abroad Untrue’

We haven't bought foreign property in 30 years- NIMASA

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Dr. Bashir Jacob Director General, NIMASA
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has described the allegation by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, that it has bought properties abroad under the present administration as untrue
Edward Osagie, an assistant director and head of media in NIMASA, who started this in a press statement urged the senior lawyer to take responsibility and retract the allegation.
Femi Falana while appearing on a live Channels Television interview programme on Friday made the allegation while responding to reporters’ questions
The apex maritime regulatory agency added that it has never bought any foreign property in 30 years which dates back to it’s existence as the National Maritime Authority(NMA)
 Osage in the statement wrote “Our attention has been drawn to the allegation by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, leveled against the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, bordering on acquiring three properties in England under this regime.
“This allegation was made by Senior Advocate Femi Falana Friday on Channels Television Programme Sunrise Daily
“We wish to state that there is no truth in the allegations, as NIMASA  did not acquire any property in England, as claimed by Femi Falana.
Furthermore, the Agency has not acquired any property in any foreign country in over 30 years.
“While we respect the views of the learned silk on public matters, NIMASA demands that he takes responsibility and retract this false claim.
We also use this medium to caution that he and other members of the public should verify their facts before going public with any information.
“The public is hereby advised to disregard the statement by Femi Falana SAN.


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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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