The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has expressed his Management’s determination to make the Agency a world-class, high performance organisation.
Peterside said this during a Management Performance Review (MPR) of the Agency, which held in Lagos.
He said that the Agency’s re-positioning initiative was all encompassing and when concluded, would be beneficial to the entire maritime sector.
The NIMASA DG also said that the MPR was an avenue to assess the progress being made by the Agency, with respect to its reform, restructuring and re-positioning drive to ensure that the Agency’s mandate is achieved.
Peterside said: “There is no organisation that can grow without innovation, and the MPR affords us a rare opportunity to assess our journey thus far.
“It is a rare privilege to match set goals with results…to assess ourselves on how far we have gone in this journey.”
Peterside also noted that, “When I joined you in NIMASA, we sat down and agreed to build a world-class high performance organisation.
“In subscribing to that, we set out to craft a Medium Term Strategic plan which would be our roadmap.
“We have already started the critical elements of the things we agreed that are necessary to build a world class maritime organisation.
“One is the automation of our processes and to fast track this, we set up a special taskforce. It is our vision that by October, NIMASA would be fully automated.”
The NIMASA boss noted that the Agency aims to be recognised as the foremost maritime regulatory Agency in Africa, that is, the pride of the continent.
Peterside said the Agency would live up to its mandate to facilitate maritime business, even as he assured stakeholders that NIMASA would create an enabling environment to satisfy the yearnings of all.
The MPR session which is still ongoing is expected to review the achievements of the Agency’s targets for the half year ended June 30, 2016 and map out strategies for meeting the set targets as outlined in its work plan for the period in review.