MWUN Makes Case for NIMASA DG, Dr Jamoh on Second Tenure

L-R: Director General, of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, OFR; presenting the keys to a 16 seater and Hilux vehicle to the President General, Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju; while Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Engr. Victor Ochei looks on. The handing over took place at the headquarters of NIMASA in Lagos.

… As Agency Donates Vehicles to Union, Pledges Renovation of Headquarters


Director General, of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, OFR(Right)  test-driving the vehicle presented to the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, while the President General, Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju accompanies him
The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR (Right) presenting the keys to a 16 seater Bus to the President General, Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade Adewale Adeyanju as part of the Agencies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the headquarters of the Agency in Lagos.


The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has implored the Federal Government to consider the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for a second  tenure , on the basis of his performance and achievements  in office.

The MWUN President General, who is also the National Vice President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) , Comrade  Adeyanju  made the plea at an event  in Lagos yesterday , where NIMASA  handed  over a 16-seater bus and one Hilux, to the Union, as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

While speaking at the ceremony , Adeyanju said the  leadership of NIMASA under Bashir Jamoh has excelled in staff welfare, regular staff promotion, and attending to the needs of stakeholders, adding that , based on  Jamoh’s  contributions , and track  records, he  deserves a second tenure  in office.

‘’ You made dialogue a way of life here at NIMASA and resolving labour related issues have been seamless under your leadership. We have had good DG’s in the past, but Jamoh is exceptional

‘’ We have been watching you and we know you have the track record of fulfilling your promises; we charge you to continue as the union will continue to support the humanitarian policies of your Management”, Adeyanju said.

Comrade Adeyanju expressed the gratitude of the union to the Management of NIMASA, and assured that they will continue to work closely with the various stakeholders in the sector to ensure continuous progress. He also urged Terminal Operators, Government Agencies and other major maritime players to emulate NIMASA in the discharge of their CSR projects.

He pledged that MWUN   will continue to play the role of stabilizing the sector, adding that the  era of confrontation in the maritime sector is gone, as the Union has embraced  dialogue, which has ensured sustained peace and harmony in the maritime labour industry.

Earlier, in his speech, Dr  Jamoh  had applauded the union for adopting dialogue in ensuring and maintaining peace in the maritime sector, which he said has aided the peace and industrial harmony witnessed in the sector leading to the successes recorded.

In his words “In the past few years, the maritime industry has experienced relative peace and harmony, which has been made possible through the instrumentality of the leadership of MWUN. NIMASA is committed to ensuring the union is equipped with adequate facilities needed to perform their duties judiciously”.

He also charged the Union to continue to support the policies and instruments of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), towards ensuring a better welfare and decent work for the seafarers.

“We acknowledge that you have done so much in championing the cause for better wages for Dockworkers, Seafarers and other labour components in the maritime sector. We urge you to continue your stakeholders’ engagement in achieving implementation of international labour laws to achieve better welfare in consonance with international best practices for workers in the maritime sector”.

The DG assured that the Agency would complete the renovation of the headquarters of the Union in order to make the building  a befitting habitation.