Former Governor of Rivers State and the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has directed immediate financial and staff audit of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Amaechi gave this directive on Monday during his tour of Lagos ports and a stop-over at NIMASA Resource Centre, Kirikiri. The minister also directed the Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Mr Haruna Jauro, to forward details of contracts awarded by the agency for verification.
Amaechi while demanding a detailed financial report of the agency since its inception said, "Over N100 billion is given to this agency yearly and I am yet to see how it has been spent. I am yet to see some of the projects being executed by this agency." He instructed the acting director-general to forward the staff nominal roll and details of staff employed by the agency and their qualifications to the Federal Ministry of Transport to know if there were vacancies to be filled.