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Representatives threaten to arrest NIMASA DG over alleged CSR failuresRepresentatives threaten to arrest NIMASA DG over alleged CSR failures

The Home of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions has summoned the Director-Normal of the Nigerian Maritime Security and Administration Company, Dayo Mobereola, to seem earlier than the committee on July 17, 2024, or face arrest.

The committee, chaired by Michael Etaba, representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency in Cross River State, is investigating NIMASA following a petition filed on December 4, 2023 by the Abade-Toru Manga Neighborhood Improvement Initiative.

The delegates responded to the petition in a brief assertion seen by RexGists On-line on Sunday.

The petition alleges that the company has didn’t implement schooling and expertise acquisition initiatives in coastal communities as a part of its company social accountability.

The group claimed of their petition that NIMASA had “dedicated to the suggestions of the 2019 World Maritime Safety Convention to introduce instructional, entrepreneurship coaching and expertise acquisition programmes in fishing, clearance and forwarding, and authorized bunkering, for folks within the coastal communities.”

Nevertheless, “as a substitute of fulfilling this promise, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, then Director-Normal of NIMASA, determined to construct a Maritime Expertise Acquisition Centre and a Twin Lecture Theatre in Kaduna State, the place he hails from.”

The Committee has summoned Mr Mobereola to seem in particular person to elucidate why NIMASA has failed to copy the talents acquisition centres within the 5 states the place it operates, specifically Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers.

The Committee warned that if he failed to seem, the Inspector Normal of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, would arrest him and produce him earlier than the Fee.

“The fee will direct the Inspector Normal of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to arrest him and produce him earlier than the fee,” the assertion stated.

The Committee workout routines its powers of inquiry beneath sections 88 and 89 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

It was burdened that governance is a continuum and that “no matter Dr Jamoh didn’t do for the coastal communities throughout his tenure will be finished by Dr Mobereola, who’s now the Director-Normal of NIMASA.”

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