Meet Hajia Tumaka, the elegant spokeswoman making waves at NIMASA

A proud Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has congratulated the agency’s Head of Corporate Communication, Hajia Lami Tumaka, on her award as the Evergreen Public Relations Personality in the maritime industry by Transquest Media Group.

Dr. Peterside also congratulated Mr. Daniel Kajo, an Assistant Chief Public Relations Officer in the Agency for his award as the “Enterprising Public Relations Personality” in the industry.

The DG who observed that he was not surprised by the honours stated that the awards were an eloquent testimony of Tumaka’s dedication, mentorship and passion for her responsibilities which have brought about improved dynamism and innovation in the communication machinery of NIMASA.

While noting that Tumaka’s inspiring leadership qualities have positively impacted the agency and the maritime industry at large, Dr. Peterside urged her and her team not to rest on their oars but continue to fashion out more innovative ways of communicating the Change process in NIMASA for the benefit of the entire sector.

In her comments, Tumaka dedicated the award to the agency in general and her team members in particular, adding that this recognition is as a result of Peterside’s active support and the opportunity provided her as a staff of NIMASA.

Tumaka who said she was humbled by the kind words of the DG also pledged to rededicate herself even more, to the service of the Agency and the nation.

The Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) also thanked Transquest Media Group for the award presented to her on June 4, 2016 at the Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja, and restated her commitment to professionalism in the practice of Public Relations.

An elegant combination of beauty and brain, Tumaka holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Masters Degree in Business Administration both from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

She also has a Certificate in Basic Film Production from TV College Jos and Diploma in Public Relations from the Holborn College, London.

Her working career started over two decades ago at the Army Day Secondary School, Jaji as a teacher.

She also worked as News Editor at NTA Minna and Public Relations Manager, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited, Kaduna before joining the services of the then National Maritime Authority (NMA) as a Chief Research Officer in 1998, rising to become the chief spokesperson of present day NIMASA.

Apart from the NIPR Fellowship, the 56-year-old grandmother is also a member of Soroptomist International, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) and Niger State Media Women Association among others.

She is a multiple winner of the Maritime Media Woman of the Year.