The Chairman, Governing Board of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Rt. Hon. Asita Honourable has received Igbere TV Leadership Excellence Awards 2021 as Maritime Personality of the Year.

He was voted by Nigerians in recognition of his contribution to the development of the maritime sector.

Under his chairmanship, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), among other achievements, successfully deployed assets under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also known as the Deep Blue Project. The project commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2021 is the first integrated maritime security strategy in West and Central Africa with the aim of tackling incidences of piracy, sea robbery and other crimes at sea in Nigerian waterways and the gulf of Guinea, acknowledged as Nigeria’s boldest statement ever to secure our waters.

The award was presented to him at an event held in Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja on Tuesday 2nd November.

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