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Ministry of Transport to verify NIMASA’s projects


Ag. DG NIMASA, Haruna Baba Jauro

 The Federal
Ministry of Transport has constituted a committee to carry out verification of
all projects currently being executed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration
and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

This is contained in a statement by the Head
of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka.
The statement said the committee which has
two weeks to conclude its assignment and report to the ministry would be expected to visit the agency’s various projects sites.
Some of the sites include the Nigeria
Maritime University, NIMASA Shipyard and Dockyard, NIMASA Science and Technical
College, and permanent sites of the six Institutes of Maritime Studies in six
Nigerian Universities among others.
The committee, with members drawn from the
Federal Ministry of Transport, Federal Ministry of Works and the General
Services Unit of NIMASA would do an evaluation of all projects currently being
executed by NIMASA.
According to the statement, the evaluation
would be done with a view to ascertaining their percentage completion in
relation to funds already released.
The Acting Director General of NIMASA Mr
Haruna Baba Jauro was quoted as saying that the evaluation was necessary for
proper management of the limited resources available to the agency.
He said it would ensure prioritizing projects
execution and to avoid poor planning that could result into abandonment of projects
that would otherwise be beneficial to the development of the maritime industry.
to the statement, Jauro lauded the wisdom of the Transport Ministry in
including officers from the Federal Ministries of Transport and Works.

He said it would ensure involving
necessary experts in the process, with a view to providing a report that would
reflect the correct state of the projects.
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