08 Dec 2020

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has inaugurated the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday 4th of December 2020.  The Governing Council of CIOTA is vested with powers by the Act establishing it, to provide general policy guidelines for the effective administration of the Inst...

18 Dec 2019

The Charted Institute of Transport Administration (CIOTA) under the leadership of Dr Bashir Jamoh held its first ever National Transport summit in Abuja. The three days event took place between 3rd to 5th of December at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre. The conference brought together the Federal and State Governments and other major stakeholders together, to push for the required polic...

11 Aug 2019

Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Jamoh, has been elected President and Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA). Jamoh was elected at the institute’s National Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Uyo while the investiture ceremony that wa...

16 Apr 2021

On February 10, 2021, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) launched the Marine Litters and Micro Plastic Action Plan (MLMPAP) to address the issue of plastic wastes that litter the country’s waterways. An action plan of this nature has become necessary in view of the threat plastic wastes and litters pose to the nation’s marine ecosystem, from the socio-economi...

08 Apr 2021

One of the challenges the world maritime industry has always faced is the issue of wrecks and relics in waterways – creeks, tributaries, rivers, canals, the high seas, or any route through which vessels of any size must pass to carry out day-to-day seaborne trade. Some of the maritime accidents that occur in different parts of the world are traceable to wrecks that litter the waters. ...

08 Apr 2021

The question has often been asked about why Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, does not have a national shipping line. The validity of this question must be viewed against the background of what having a flag carrier could mean to the country’s economy, and what the country is missing from not having one and, is therefore not actively participating in maritime business that accounts...

08 Apr 2021

The seafarer’s role in the maritime industry is a complex and a highly crucial one. Call him/her the unsung hero of maritime and you won’t be wrong. He/she is probably the most important component of the maritime value chain, perhaps second only to the ship that serves as the vehicle that enables the industry to operate. But because of the general ignorance of his/her role, the seafarer’...

07 Apr 2021

The maritime industry is a goldmine. However, in Nigeria, it is a goldmine that has remained largely untapped because, to a large extent, an integral part of the industry – shipping development – has been dogged by challenges over a long time. No country can hope to participate and derive full economic benefits from the maritime sector without strong footing in shipping development. In f...

07 Apr 2021

Commercial intercourse or trade among nations of the world has been growing in volume, value, and sophistication over the years. Interestingly, over 80 per cent of world trade is seaborne. This suggests that the maritime environment is the proverbial goose that lays the golden egg with respect to world trade. Therefore, there must be security around this goose to ensure that nothing unto...

07 Apr 2021

Around the world, safety and security are two issues that must be given optimum consideration for maritime businesses to thrive. Both are interwoven and one cannot be considered without the other. In Nigeria, consideration for both issues is no less important. For the country’s maritime environment to be conducive for business, its territorial waters must be devoid of criminals like p...

19 Oct 2020

In line with the stipulation of CIOTA Act, President of the Institute, Dr Bashir Jamoh remains in office until 2022. CIOTA had in June 2020 set up a five- man committee to organize a General Meeting with the intent of ratifying members of the National Working Committees, Council for the Registration of Transportants (CORTRANS), Zonal Chairmen/Representatives; and to conduct elections ...

01 Jul 2020

In recent times there have been many descriptions and even depictions of the Gulf of Guinea in not too encouraging terms or colours as it relates to maritime security. It is against this backdrop that I assume office as the 13th Director General of NIMASA and not oblivious of this painful narrative. So, in getting down to brass-tacks, I intend to ensure that ‘Security is Priority’ as Chi...