Buhari Okays Peterside As DG of NIMASA

NIMASA D-G Suggests Shipping For Economic Diversification

By Aisha Cole
Lagos –   The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, says there is need to advance Nigeria’s economy through shipping for economic diversification.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos by the Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr Isichei Osamgbi, the director-general described the shipping sector as capable of taking over from oil in future.

Peterside sent the message to the 5th Nigeria Transport Awards and Lecture held in Lagos.

The director-general was represented at the event by the Director of Administration and Human Resources in NIMASA, Mr Akin Akinyosoye.

He said that the maritime sector was of great significance to the Nigerian economy.

According to him, the benefits of the oil and gas sector and other vibrant economic sectors cannot be reaped without shipping.

The director-general noted that the nation was endowed with a vast coastline as well as navigable inland waterways, adding that Nigeria was strategically placed on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa.

“Shipping is essential for proper operation of any country’s economy and a vital part of a nation’s transport infrastructure.

“The abundant mineral resources domiciled in every nook and cranny of the country should be harnessed through shipping to create positive economic impact,’’ Peterside said.

He said the agency was working to ensure that the nation’s maritime domain “is safe and secure for shipping activities’’.

“Hence the agency is leading in coordinating other African countries to tap into maritime opportunities across the continent.

“This was evident at the just-concluded hosting of the Association of African Heads of Maritime Administrations (AAMA) by NIMASA in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation,’’ he said.

Peterside was recently elected the Chairman of AAMA by 34 African countries at a conference of the association held recently in Abuja.

MTN News Alert
DMON
To receive our mobile newspaper on MTN delivered on your phone, text SAWD to 4900 at N50 per week or SAMD to 4900 at N150 per month.
For information on press releases, photos, promotional events and adverts, call or send text to 08173460599 or 08094208271or send email to: info@sundiatapost.com

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D
Email: info@sundiatapost.com
Website: www.sundiatapost.com

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838
https://twitter.com/sundiatapost/

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
ACCREDITED MEMBER
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate