15 September 2015, Lagos – The Federal Ministry of Transport has begun a review of recruitment, placements and promotions embarked upon by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency since 2010.
A statement by NIMASA’s Head of Public Relations, Hajia Lami Tumaka, said the committee to implement the review was headed by the ministry’s Director of Human Resources, Mr. Lawal Ibrahim.
“The committee is expected to determine whether employment, placements and promotions in NIMASA from 2010 to date conformed to civil service procedures and were also in line with the federal character principle,” the statement read in part.
The Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Mr. Haruna Jauro, said the main objective of the exercise was to ensure proper staff placement in line with extant Federal Civil Service regulations.
Jauro said, “The exercise will aid the process of motivating employees of the agency and get the best out of them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“In the end, the interest of the staff will be protected as the civil service rule, which emphasises fairness and equity, will be the guiding principle of the exercise. We are confident that employee morale will be boosted for enhanced productivity when the process is completed.”
He commended the ministry for its commitment to employee welfare and gave an assurance that NIMASA would continue to discharge its statutory responsibilities for the development of the Nigerian maritime industry.