Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 May 2007

Nigeria: NIMASA Gets New DG, Board

The Federal Government has appointed a new Director General/CEO for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). He is Dr. Shamsideen Adegboyega Dosunmu.

Until his new appointment, he was the immediate past Executive Director, Administration, Finance and Corporate Services of the Agency.

The government dissolved the Agency's Interim Management Board and reconstituted a new one to be chaired by the Honourable Minister of State for Water Transportation, Mallam Muhammed Habib Aliu.

Other members of the Board include; Mr. Henry Abebe, Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services; Alhaji Danjuma Dabo, Executive Director, Finance and Administration, and Ishaku M. Shekarau, Executive Director, Maritime Safety and Shipping Development.

Meanwhile, the former Director General/CEO of the agency, Mrs. Mfon Usoro has been cleared by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mrs. Usoro who visited the Commission Zonal Headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos was not indicted of any wrong doings since she was appointed on August 1, 2006 by the Federal Government to head the nation's apex Maritime Safety Adminis-tration.

Furthermore, Commissi-on released all her official vehicles that were seized by the officials on their first visit to the Corporate Headquar-ters of the Agency in Lagos on Monday, 30th April, 2007.

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