Maritime: NIMASA appoints Bwala Auta William as Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO, London

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The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA),  Dr. Dayo Mobereola, has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Bwala Auta William as  Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to International Maritime Organization (APR-IMO), London.

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Mr. Bwala William brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having held several significant positions within the IMO on behalf of Nigeria:
These positions incude: Nigeria’s Maritime Policy Expert to IMO; Deputy Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria to IMO; Former Secretary of the Africa Maritime Advisory Group, (AMAG); where he coordinated and aligned the interests of 41 African member States.

Others are: Secretary of the NIMASA (Nigeria)/International Shipping Industry Joint Working Group on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea; Focal Point for the Maritime Organization for West and Central Africa (MOWCA) to IMO.
Currently, Mr. William serves as the Chair of the Africa Maritime Advisory Group (AMAG) within IMO, representing African Maritime Attachés.

Recall that in March this year, President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of Dr. Dayo Mobereola to serve as the NIMASA Director-General for a renewable term of four years. The appointment followed the exit of Mr. Bashir Jamoh, whose tenure recently expired.

Dr. Mobereola holds a Ph.D, and an M.Sc in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, England, and a fellow of the same institute in Nigeria.

Moberola obtained an M.Sc, and a Ph.D. in Transport Economics from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, both in England and Nigeria.

His studies exposed him to Social Development and Welfare, Maritime Safety and Security Management, and Maritime Piracy and Transnational Criminal Activities.

Stakeholders have expressed the belief he is eminently qualified to head the maritime regulatory agency as a thoroughbred professional.

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