NIMASA Becomes Best MDA in Digital Transformation
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been chosen as the best federal government agency in Digital Transformation.
This recognition came from the Presidency through the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR).
In a statement, it was disclosed that the Director-General of the maritime regulator, Mr Bashir Jamoh, has been nominated to receive the distinguished GovTech Trailblazers Award for his exemplary leadership.
The BPSR explained that the nominees were picked from a nationwide nomination and online voting process initiated by the bureau, as well as a detailed analysis of the performance of all government MDAs at the national level.
The award presentation is scheduled to take place in Abuja in October.
Reacting, the NIMASA DG expressed his pleasure and assured of the agency’s commitment to full operational digitalization.
“This award is a pleasant surprise. We weren’t expecting it. We were just doing our job. This award will spur us to accelerate our quest to fully digitalize all NIMASA operations,” he said.
Public sector reform consists of deliberate changes to the structures and processes of public sector organizations with the objective of getting them to run better.
The BPSR was established on February 4, 2004, by the FG to initiate, coordinate and ensure full implementation of public service reforms in Nigeria. The bureau’s primary vision is to drive change that will position Nigeria’s public service as an institution of excellence, and the mission is to facilitate the building of Nigeria’s public service into a highly functional, professional, customer-focused and result-oriented institution.