The Federal Ministry of Transport will review employments, placements and promotions in Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) since 2010.

This is contained in a statement issued by Hajia Lami Tumaka, Head of Public Relations and made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

The statement said a committee headed by Mr Lawal Ibrahim, the ministry’s Director of Human Resources, had been constituted to carry out the review.

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It added that the committee would determine whether employments, placements and promotions in NIMASA from 2010 to date conformed to civil service procedures.

The statement said the committee would also determine if the employments, placements and promotions were in line with the Principle of Federal Character.

It said the nine-member committee which had since commenced sitting, had two weeks to complete the assignment and submit its recommendations to Malam Mohammed Bashar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport.

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Mr Haruna Jauro acting Director-General of NIMASA, said the exercise was aimed at ensuring proper staff placement in line with existing Federal Civil Service regulations.

He noted that the exercise would also aid the process of motivating the staff of the agency and getting the best out of them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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He assured that the interest of staff would be protected as the civil service rule emphasised fairness and equity.

Jauro expressed confidence that the exercise would boost the morale of staff for enhanced productivity

He commended the ministry for its commitment to staff welfare and assured that NIMASA would continue to discharge its statutory responsibilities for the development of the Nigerian maritime industry.