NIMASA to roll out automation process next month
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), will next month roll out its new automation process to enhance efficiency.
The Director General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this during the Management Performance Review (MPR) of the Agency in Lagos, said the move is part of his management’s determination to make the agency a world-class, high-performance organisation. Peterside said the repositioning initiative is all encompassing and when concluded, would be beneficial to the entire maritime sector.
He said the management had already set up a special task force on the implementation of the automation process, adding that the arrangements would be concluded by October, and NIMASA would be fully automated.
He described the MPR as an avenue to assess the progress being made by the agency via its reform, restructuring and repositioning drive to ensure that its mandate is achieved.
“There is no organisation that can grow without innovation and the MPR affords us a rare opportunity to assess our journey thus far. It is a rare privilege to match set goals with results…to assess ourselves on how far we have gone in this journey,” he said.
The Director General added: “When I joined you in NIMASA, we sat down and agreed to build a world-class high-performance organisation. In subscribing to that, we set out to craft a medium-term strategic plan, which would be our roadmap. We have already started the critical elements of the things we agreed that are necessary to build a world-class maritime organisation. One is the automation of our processes and to fast track this, we set up a special taskforce. It is our vision that by October, NIMASA would be fully automated.”
According to him, the dream of the agency is to be recognised as the foremost maritime regulatory body in Africa that is the pride of the Continent.
Noting that the Agency has the duty to facilitate maritime businesses and not to stifle them, Peterside also assured stakeholders that NIMASA would create an enabling environment that would satisfy the yearnings of all.
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