Haruna Jauro is NIMASA New Acting DG  

Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro has been appointed the new Acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
 His appointment was communicated through a letter issued by the Federal Ministry of Transport. He takes over from Barrister Calistus Obi who hitherto was the Acting Director General.
In a statement by Isichei Osamgbi, Deputy Director and Head Public Relations, until his appointment, Mr. Jauro was the Executive Director, Finance and Administration in the Agency and brings over two decades experience in the public sector and the maritime industry to his new responsibility.
 An accountant by profession, Mr. Jauro, who hails from Yobe State, holds Higher National Diploma in Accounting from the Kaduna Polytechnic as well as a Post Graduate Diploma and an MBA both from the University of Maiduguri.
The Acting DG, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administrators is also a Certified National Accountant.
He is married with children.
After barely three days in the saddle, it turned out Barrister Calistus Nwabueze Obi is not the “most senior officer” at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
Hence, Obi should not have taken over from Patrick Akpobolokemi as Acting Director General.
Consequently, the most senior officer, the Executive Director Finance and Administration, Baba Haruna Jauro, has displaced Obi and has formally assumed the position of NIMASA’s Acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer.
Jauro’s victory did not come easy as he had to formally lodge a protest against the erstwhile DG to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
Curiously, NIMASA has not issued any press release to intimate the public of the new development.
It is still unclear why Akpobolokemi chose to hand over to Obi on Tuesday despite protests by Jauro.
While Obi, Jauro and the Executive Director, Maritime Safety and Shipping Development were all appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan the same day, July 24, 2012, Jauro claims his seniority from the fact that he resumed duties at the Maritime House 24 hours ahead of the other.

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