Tinubu appoints former Lagos commissioner Dayo Mobereola NIMASA DG

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dayo Mobereola as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The appointment, presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Tuesday is for a renewable term of four years.

Mobereola replaces Bashir Jamoh whose tenure recently expired.

Mobereola holds a Ph.D, and an M.Sc in transport economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria.

He was the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority from 2003 to 2015 and was also the commissioner for transportation in Lagos State from 2015 to 2016.

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In the private sector, he was deputy managing director and project development director at AFM Consulting Plc, London.

Mobereola was also senior economist at British Petroleum Shipping Limited, London.

Mr Ngelale said in the statement that Tinubu expects Mobereola to “bring his vast experience to bear in his new role and to achieve the mandate of NIMASA in providing world-leading standards of maritime safety administration, maritime labour regulation, marine pollution prevention and control, and search and rescue.”

He said Tinubu also expects Mobereola to improve “cabotage enforcement, shipping development and ship registration, in accordance with the policies and programmes of his Renewed Hope Agenda for the sector as guided by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.”