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Asita Receives Maritime Personality Of The Year Award

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The Chairman, Governing Board of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (), Rt. Hon. Honourable has received Igbere TV Leadership Excellence Awards 2021 as Maritime Personality of the Year.

He was voted by Nigerians in recognition of his contribution to the development of the maritime sector.

Under his chairmanship, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), among other achievements, successfully deployed assets under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also known as the Deep Blue Project. The project commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2021 is the first integrated maritime security strategy in West and Central Africa with the aim of tackling incidences of piracy, sea robbery and other crimes at sea in Nigerian waterways and the gulf of Guinea, acknowledged as Nigeria’s boldest statement ever to secure our waters.

The award was presented to him at an event held in Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja on Tuesday 2nd November.

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ASITA CONGRATULATES PAUL ADALIKWU ON ELECTION AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE MARITIME ORGANIZATION OF WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

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The Chairman, Governing Board of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (), Rt. Hon. Honourable applauds the Director, Maritime Safety and Security in the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Member of the Governing Board of , Dr. Paul Adalikwu, on his election as Secretary-General of the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA).

Asita describes the unanimous election of Dr. Adalikwu, the first Nigerian to head the 25 member states maritime organization in its 45 years of existence, as a testament of his diligence, purposeful and result-oriented disposition.

He expresses optimism in Dr. Adalikwu’s ability and capacity to religiously discharge the duties of his new office and take the West and Central Africa Maritime body to enviable heights in line with its core mandate of promoting maritime trade, safer seaways and improved shipping activities amongst it’s member states and beyond.

Asita thanks the Minister of Transportation, H.E. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the Ministry for according Dr. Adalikwu all the necessary support required to achieve this historic victory. He wishes Dr. Adalikwu well in his new assignment while urging him to bring to bear his years of experience, professionalism and tact in piloting the affairs of the body.

Asita Honourable Media Office
19th November 2021

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DANTSOHO TAKES OVER AS THE NEW PORT MANAGER, ONNE PORT COMPLEX

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Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho, has taken over as the new Port Manager of Onne Port Complex. The new posting came as a result of some re-sufflement and reassignment by the MD, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman.
Dantsoho arrived the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa, Rivers state from Lagos and was received by Management team from Onne Port including the Acting Port Manager, Dr. Julius Agbo, the Principal Manager Corporate and Strategic Communication, Mrs. Barbara Ejemeh Nchey-Achukwu, Head of Departments including some labour unions among others.
Welcoming the new Port Manager at the Conference Room NPA, Federal Lighter Terminal Onne, the outgoing Port Manager Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar represented by Dr Julius Agbo, Chief Medical Director Onne Port expressed satisfaction for the new posting saying that the only thing constant in life is change. He maintained that such changes strengthen the operations of Nigerian Ports Authority( NPA)
“We are happy to have you at the Port” he said insisting that the level of attendance by Heads of Departments shows how happy we are to receive you as the new Port Manager.
Responding, the new Port Manager Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho expressed appreciation on the warm reception accorded him while thanking the NPA Management Onne Port and other stakeholders for their excellent performance even as he applauded the HODs, for their wonderful contribution in making Onne Port a revenue hub for the nation. “Onne Port is a thriving Port competing favourably in revenue generation next to Lagos Ports” he said.
He commended the outgoing Port Manager, Alhassan Ismiala Abubakar for his contributions and achievement at Onne Port and solicited with HODs, other staff ,including Port users to extend such cooperation accorded his predecessor to take the Port to a greater heights.
Continuing, Dr. Dantsoho enjoined the workers to always be team player, noting that such is key to achieving a remarkable progress. He said, team work encourages all to learn from one another adding that Onne Port has made remarkable progress in areas of enhancement of efficiency, improved workers welfare and operational capabilities among others.
He however noted that NPA Onne is a success story and appealed all to work harder to boost more revenue generation even as he urged all to embrace M/D,Hadiza Bala Usman’s qualities of dedication to work, unwavering courage, sympathy and understanding while describing her as an epitome of professionalism.
He assured that under his administration, they will move Onne Port to a higher level.
In his remarks, Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (NWUN ) Onne chapter, Comrade Jonah Chukwu, welcomed the Port Manager. He said Onne Port is a family Port where family bond is established leading to team work, revealing that as a new Port Manager ,he is inheriting assess and liabilities.
Assets in the area of committed and hardworking staff while liabilities in the area of welfare packages for staff.
Meanwhile, in a press interview after assuming office, the Port Manager, Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho said his vision amongst others is to improve the revenue generation of Onne Port saying that NPA management has invested a lot of funds to ensure improvement in efficiency of Onne port in the area of facilities, equipment and channel dredging, noting that the implication is to help generate more revenue.

B. Ejemeh Nchey-Achukwu (Mrs.)
Head, C&SC
Onne Port Complex

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