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NIMASA committed to stamping out criminality, says DG


R-L: Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Managing
Director/Editor-in-Chief of the New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro,
Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Col. John Agim, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations
and Information (NASPRI) and Hajia Lami Tumaka, Head, Public Relations, NIMASA
at the media workshop organised by NASPRI in Lagos.
The Acting Director General of the
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)Mr Haruna Baba
Jauro has reiterated the Agency’s commitment toward stamping out the activities
of unscrupulous elements who are bent on disrupting peace in its areas of

 This is contained in  a statement on Wednesday in Lagos by the Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia LAmi Tumaka.

According to the statement, the Director-General, while speaking as a special guest of honour at
the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and
Information (NASPRI) media workshop in Lagos on Monday, said that NIMASA had committed itself to ensuring the success of the working
agreements with the Nigerian military in order to keep the Nigerian maritime
environment safe from criminal activities.
He commended the Nigerian military for its
war against insurgency, adding that he had a first-hand experience of the
security challenges of the northeast region being an indigene of Yobe State who
had lived in the Maiduguri/Damaturu axis since 1985 until 2012 when he took up
the NIMASA assignment.
Jauro said the civilian populace was now at peace,
considering the renewed commitment and motivation demonstrated by the armed
He said peace was necessary for every activity to progress, while
appreciating the Nigerian military.

Jauro urged the media to always ensure
that they balanced their business goals with national interest as he charged
participants; military officers and defence correspondents, to use the information
gained from the workshop to upgrade their knowledge of the Armed Forces.
He praised the media for downplaying the
issue of insurgency, which had further frustrated the murderous activities of
the terror group. 
Commandant of NASPRI, Col. John Agim
commended the NIMASA director general for his passion, dedication to duty and
love for the military and the country.
He said that his communication with the
NIMASA boss was entirely official, having not met him before the event, but
accepted to grace the occasion in spite of his tight schedule.
The Managing Director of New Telegraph Newspapers,
Mrs Funke Egbemode, represented the Special Adviser to the President on Media
and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, and on his behalf delivered a paper on
“Publicity: A Tool for Enhancing Terrorists Self Esteem.”

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