JUST IN: Tinubu makes new appointment


President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Dayo Mobereola as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency for a four-year term that can be renewed.


Mobereola replaces Mr. Bashir Jamoh, whose term recently expired.

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His appointment was announced in a statement on Tuesday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new NIMASA Director-General.’

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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.


In the private sector, he was Deputy Managing Director and Project Development Director at AFM Consulting Plc, London.

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Mobereola was also Senior Economist at British Petroleum Shipping Limited, London.


The President expects the new Director-General 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,” read the statement.


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.”

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