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President Buhari Approves Governing Boards for NPA & NIMASA | See the List



President BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the composition of the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Bolaji Adebiyi.

The members are as follows:

Nigerian Ports Authority

  1. Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye – Chairman
  2. Supo Shasore – Member
  3. Suleiman Ibrahim Halilu – Member
  4. Constance Harry Mashal – Member
  5. Umar Shu’aibu – Member
  6. Charles Efe Emukowhate Sylvester – Member
  7. Hadiza Bala Usman – Member
  8. Mohammed Bello Koko – Member
  9. Dr. Sekonte Davis – Member
  10. Professor Idris Abubakar – Member
  11. I. J. Uche-Okoro – Member

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency

  1. Major General Jonathan India Garba – Chairman
  2. Asekomhe Oaakhia Kenneth – Member
  3. Mohammed Gidado Muazu – Member
  4. Hon. Barrister Ebele Obi – Member
  5. S. U. Galadanchi – Member
  6. Nene Betty Dike – Member
  7. Dakuku Peterside – Member
  8. Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo – Member
  9. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh – Member
  10. Joseph Oluwarotimi Fashakin – Member
  11. Gambo Ahmed – Member

Photo Credit: Instagram | @buhari.sallau


  1. Sultana

    August 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    This same hadiza bala usman
    Is she the dg of one parastatal? Formerly of bbog. Maga haff pay

    • Anon

      August 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Yes, thanks to El Rufai’s link.

  2. Sultana

    August 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm


  3. nene+

    August 27, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Hadiza Bala Usman rewarded
    Principal Chibok School girls rewarded -commissioner
    Oby Ezekwesili are you seeing what am seeing?

  4. just saying

    August 27, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Dakuku Peterside…..

    When will all these stop??….

    Usinq Political appointment to compensate election loss……instead of employinq capable hands….

    Lose Gubernatorial election in PDP….yhu win an auto-Ministerial ticket…..

    Now APC……I thouqht they preached chanqe….

  5. Tosin

    August 27, 2016 at 6:55 am

    NIMASA, from its own website and Wikipedia, is just supposed to regulate boat stuff. I don’t know why it needs to be so political. NPA is just supposed to make ports work, and now with some of its functions outsourced (I didn’t check for the correct terminology) it’s just there to make sure the administering parties work. Maybe a bit like NERC in electricity or NCC in telecoms. Correct me abeg if I’m missing something, say a distinction between “commission” and “authority” in the names. Basically, I don’t know why the small things are big and the big things are small in this Nigeria and this government.

    NIMASA: “The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, is committed to the enthronement of global best practices in the provision of maritime services in Nigeria.
    Our areas of focus include effective Maritime Safety Administration, Maritime Labour Regulation, Marine Pollution Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, Cabotage enforcement, Shipping Development and Ship Registration, Training and Certification of Seafarers, and Maritime Capacity Development.Using modern tools that guarantee efficiency and effectiveness, we are determined to develop indigenous capacity and eliminate all hindrance.”

    While we’re watching all this mumu drama, growth nko? development fa? ideas? implementation? modernization?

  6. Ezinne

    August 27, 2016 at 9:46 am

    More northerners are appointed as usual

  7. Sammie

    August 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    We should be looking at a lean governance. What’s the idea of a governance board? It will just lead to more bureaucracy and bottlenecks. What’s the essence of having a DG in charge of these parastals then? Do they (The board) override the DG’s decision making?
    Who advises this old man?

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