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March 10, 2020, marked Dakuku Peterside’s last day in office as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Bashir Jamoh succeeded Peterside who has occupied the office for four years since his appointment in 2016.

Jamoh is expected to spend four years in office as NIMASA DG.

NIMASA was created on August 1, 2006, when the National Maritime Authority was merged with the Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council.

The agency is responsible for the development, protection and manpower training in the shipping industry. It also monitors marine pollution and spillage in Nigerian waters.

Tweets shared on the agency’s Twitter handle showed that a valedictory programme was held for Peterside on Tuesday.

Here is a  glimpse into Jamoh’s life up till the moment his appointment as NIMASA DG was approved.


Jamoh can be described as an accountant because to some extent, he practised as one.

He holds a diploma in accounting from the Institute of Administration at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He bagged this degree in 1986.

In May 1987, he joined the Farmers Supply Company as the accountant for produce purchase. In 1989, he became the assistant produce purchase manager of the company and subsequently became the principal procurement officer.

The new NIMASA DG also explores his literary prowess; having published a book ‘Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present & Future’.

Jamoh joined NIMASA in 2003 as an assistant chief commercial officer for the eastern and central zones; a management level position.

He occupied the role for four years serving as a desk officer for shipment operations, computing applications for the 3% NMA levy and monitoring the inward/outward movement of vessels from various ports under the eastern & central zonal offices namely: Port Harcourt port, Onne port, Warri/Sapele port, Calabar port.

By March 2007, he was appointed as the assistant chief administrative officer/ chief administrative officer, training.

In total, Jamoh has spent 17 years out of his 56 years on earth working at NIMASA.

During this 17-year period, he has occupied seven positions within the agency.

Perhaps as a mark of his versatility, he belongs to 15 professional bodies ranging from management, logistics and transport, transport administration and maritime economics to mention a few.

He is also the current president of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA).

Jamoh was probably guided by intuition to name his Buhari. Not knowing that he would be appointed to a place of authority by his son’s namesake.

His son is named Buhari Bashir Jamoh.

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