If the warmly hearty words of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to journalists at New Year get matching actions, relations between the Agency and the media might just soar in 2023 and further afield.
In a message, a copy of which was emailed to The News Room, Assistant Director, Public Relations, and spokesperson of NIMASA, Mr. Edward Osagie, while saluting each of the journalists as “my dear colleague” and wishing them “Happy New Year”, welcomed them to “year 2023 with so much gratitude”.
Expressing appreciation for the journalists’ “calls, care, advise in times of need, messages, mails and everything”, Osagie stated: “NIMASA PR acknowledge the fact that you made my job as NIMASA worth the while in 2022. I appreciate you.
“The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR, acknowledges the very supportive role you played in objectively reporting the Agency and the Nigerian maritime industry.
“Dr. Jamoh and the entire Management of NIMASA appreciates your support and objective management of information concerning the Agency all through year 2022.
“Like the popular saying that whoever winks in the dark is just wasting his or her time. You are the reason the global maritime is well apprised about the Agency’s activities.
“You have either knowingly or unknowingly contributed to the economic development of Nigeria through the maritime sector by your actions, publications, photo news, news reports, features, news analysis, television, radio and online programmes, amongst others.
“NIMASA wish you the very best in 2023 and hope for a better relationship.”
The NIMASA concluded with yet another “Happy New Year” to journalists.
Osagie’s novel felicitation is seen by industry watchers as a public-relations coup for himself and NIMASA, which, if all goes well, will facilitate sustained goodwill amongst the Agency’s publics, internal and external.
Alongside a former NIMASA spokesperson, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, the Agency’s incumbent spokesperson and about 80 other persons had been inducted Fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) at the Institute’s 2022 Annual General Meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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