ADEGOROYE HAILS NIMASA DG FOR OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS TO AKURE YOUTHS
– As Dr. Jamoh is installed Baatona of Akure
The Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, has commended the Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, for offering oversea scholarships to five young people in Akure, Ondo State.
Dr. Jamoh made the offer of the scholarships at the weekend after he was installed with the honourary title of Baatona of Akure by the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II, at the Deji’s Palace in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
NIMASA is one of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
The Minister, who described Jamoh as a detribalised and patriotic Nigerian, said his achievements in NIMASA speak volume, adding that such deserve recognition.
Prince Adegoroye, while thanking the Akure monarch for bestowing such an important title of Baatona (Pathfinder) on the NIMASA DG, expressed confidence that the honour would spur him to do more for the development of Nigeria’s Maritime Economy.
The Minister later held a colourful reception at his residence in honour of the NIMASA DG. The reception was attended by many dignataries, including the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Speaking at the installation ceremony held at Ojukoto’s Court of the Deji’s Palace, Oba Aladelusi congratulated Dr. Bashir Jamoh for the well deserved and urged from the community and urged him not to relent in the good path that earned him the worthy recognition.
The Deji said, “the conferment of the honorary title is in recognition of the giant strides of Dr. Jamoh in impacting lives positively and contributing immensely to the development of the country coupled with his friendly disposition to the Akure Kingdom and the Monarchy”.
In an acceptance speech, Chief Jamoh, said he was elated with the title of Baatona of Akure Kingdom and thanked the Deji of Akure and his chiefs for the honour, adding that he would not take the honour for granted.
The NIMASA boss who announced the award of five oversea scholarships to Akure indigenes, said he had recently facilitated employment opportunities and scholarships for some Onto State indigenes.
*Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan*
Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister of State for Transportation
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