The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has dedicated the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) Nigeria GovTech Public Service Award to the NIMASA staff and the entire maritime industry stakeholders.
Dr Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA Director-General, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos signed by Mr Osagie Edward, Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA.
Edward said the award for the best Federal Ministry, Department and Agency, (MDA) in Digital Transformation from the Presidency through the Bureau of Public Service Reforms was conferred to NIMASA.
“Other recipients of the presidential recognition include the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and Edo State Government.
“Individual awards were received by the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and also Jamoh, who was honoured with the Distinguished Trailblazers award for exemplary leadership,” he said.
He noted that Jamoh said that the award from the BPSR and by extension the presidency was a call to serve more.
“We didn’t set out to win any award. I am most delighted at the fact that others are watching every step we take at NIMASA.
“We will not relent in our quest to completely digitalise the operations of the agency with professionalism at the core of the reforms,” Edward quoted Jamoh as said.
Edward also said the Director-General, BPSR, Dasuki Arabi, said the awardees were chosen based on performance and their achievements.
“We assessed the agencies based on their adoption of ICT in rendering services to citizens in line with the approved e-government master plan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“President Bola Tinubu has maintained that Information Technology is the way forward, so we don’t have any option than to adopt the use of IT in delivering service in our MDA’s.
“I wish to congratulate NIMASA and other agencies of government for these wonderful awards.
“I want to congratulate the leadership of the agency too (Jamoh) for the wonderful work he is doing and I ask him to do more. To whom much is given, much is expected,” Arabi said.
BRANDPOWER reports that Public Sector Reforms consist of deliberate changes to the structures and processes of public sector organisations with the objective of getting them to run efficiently.