Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state was among the nation’s top dignitaries who honoured Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency,(NIMASA) by attending its Corporate Dinner and Merit Award night.
The event, which took place at Eko Hotel ,Victoria Island Lagos , was organized to celebrate the successes recorded in the maritime sector of the nation’s economy.
Governor Yahaya, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, presented on behalf of NIMASA, awards of merit to staff who put in 25 years of active and meritorious service.
While making the presentation, he commended the agency for recognising the contributions of the dedicated staff and stake holders ,pointing out that such gesture would spur them to greater performance, efficiency, and higher productivity.
He also congratulated the awardees for the recognition and urged them to consider the ward as an incentive and motivation for hard work.
In his remarks, the Director General NIMASA, explained that the event was organised to celebrate the best of their staff who have shown selflessness, diligence and dedication towards achieving the visions of the agency.
He said it was also to recognize the stakeholders who have distinguished themselves in the Maritime industry during the year.
He appreciated contributions of Governors and stakeholders who have helped in building positive partnership towards a sustainable maritime sector.
Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport, presented the award to staff who put in 30 years of service.
The Gombe state government’s delegation included Commissioner of Special duties ,Barrister Mela Nunge and Special Adviser, Abuja Liason , Alhaji Usman Aliyu Garry among others.