Category: NIMASA & Maritime

NPA Denies Recruiting Secretly

(Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Ports Authority has denied a report that it is recruiting secretly. The denial was contained in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Abdullahi Goje. The statement said: “The Nigerian Ports Authority hereby clarifies a report in the Monday, December 11, 2017 edition of Daily Sun with the headline: ‘NPA commences secret staff recruitment.’ “The report insinuated that the Authority has embarked on some secret recruitment against directives by President Muhammadu Buhari that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) of government should embargo fresh recruitments. “The Authority states that nothing could be farther ... Read more

We Will Fight Piracy To Its End – Peterside

Italy Leads G7++ Friends of Gulf Of Guinea to Lagos NIMASA, Navy efforts with technology is key – Defence Minister (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has assured that the Agency is working with Stakeholders and the global maritime community to ensure that the menace of piracy is totally stamped out in the Gulf of Guinea in order to allow for free flow of trade in the region. The DG who spoke on the sideline of the G7++ group summit held in Lagos stated that the fact that ... Read more

NIMASA Ready To Partner Defence On Research, Development – Peterside

 Army, Navy, Air Force Working Towards Developing Military Wares – AVM Osahor (Sundiata Post) — The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is ready to partner with the Defence Research and Development Bureau for the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector adding that research is a catalyst to attain sustainable development. Dr Peterside who stated this when the Director General of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Jomo Osahor led his team on a courtesy visit to NIMASA in Lagos noted that what ... Read more

UK University trains 59 Nigerian Seafaring cadets

By Aisha Cole   Lagos    –      The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has produced another 59 cadets, who graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. The programme is part of the Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) According to a statement by NIMASA Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Isichei Osamgbi in Lagos on Thursday, 1,343 graduates have been produced by the scheme since its inception. The graduates were produced from institutions in UK, Egypt, Romania and Philippines. “At the graduation ceremony held in the UK recently, four of the students graduated with First ... Read more

Peterside condemns Rivers Assembly member’s suspension

By Omuboye Sukubo   Port Harcourt   –    Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has condemned the action of the House of Assembly in River for suspending its member, Mr Azubuike Wanjoku. In a statement in Port Harcourt by his media team in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Peterside said had the Assembly been properly informed the leadership would have known that it lacked authority to suspend a member. He referred the Assembly to a recent suit by Senator Ali Ndume, challenging his suspension by the Senate leadership. “Justice Babatunde Quadri in delivering judgment ordered Ndume’s reinstatement ... Read more

Medical Student Emerge Winner In NIMASA Maritime Essay Competition

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) — A second year Medical student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State Miss Elizabeth Ezekiel, has emerged the winner of the Essay Competition organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to commemorate the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration. Miss Ezekiel’s essay was adjudged the best out of 180 entries by an independent panel of judges on the topic “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” which is the theme for the 2017 WMD celebration. She was presented with a N500,000.00 Education Grant, a laptop computer and a plaque by the Honourable Minister ... Read more

Ship owners call on NIMASA to release $100m Cabotage Fund

By Aisha Cole   Lagos   –    The President, Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA), Mr Aminu Umar, has called on the Federal Government to intervene in delayed disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) to sustain shipping business. Umar made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday. NAN reports that ship owners have been worried over the non-disbursement of the sum of more than 100 million dollars being administered by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The fund has been growing in the last 14 years when the Cabotage and Inland ... Read more

Apapa Gridlock: Local Government Seeks Partnership With NIMASA

(Sundiata Post) — In a bid to find a lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock, the Apapa Local Government Chairman, Mr Adele Owolabi has sought partnership with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in order to restore sanity to the Apapa community. The Chairman, while on a courtesy visit to the Agency, bemoaned the danger the situation poses to the citizenry of the Apapa community and indeed the Nigerian economy, noting that it requires urgent action, which can only be achieved through collaboration amongst all Stakeholders within the Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos State. Speaking further, he ... Read more

Peterside tasks legal experts on Maritime Law—official

By Uchenna. Eletuo   Lagos  –    The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Monday charged maritime lawyers to be abreast with the newest advocacy on maritime laws to remain relevant in the sector. The D-G, in a statement by Mr Isichei Osamgbi, the agency’s Head, Corporate Communications, said that because of the dynamism in the sector, it had become imperative for lawyers to regularly update themselves with the newest advocacy trend. Peterside, who gave the advice at the Annual General Meeting of Nigeria Maritime Law Association (NMLA) dinner in Uyo, deacribed ... Read more

NIMASA DG Tasks Legal Experts On Updating Knowledge Of Maritime Law

ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) — The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has charged practitioners of law in the maritime sector on the need for regular updates on the knowledge of the sector, due to the dynamism of maritime law regulating the industry, which is key to its development. Speaking at the dinner event of the Annual General Meeting of Nigeria Maritime Law Association (NMLA) held at Uyo in Akwa Ibom state at the weekend, Dr Peterside described maritime, which is driven by international laws, as a pillar of the economy and issues ... Read more

Peterside Urges More Women Participation in Maritime

(Sundiata Post) — The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has called for more female participation in the Nigerian maritime industry, adding that their contribution is key to the development of the sector for the growth of the Nigerian economy. Speaking at the 2017 Business Luncheon of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), with the theme “Road Infrastructure Development and Maintenance of Ports Artery Roads as Panacea for National Development” which held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, the NIMASA Director General said that the growth of the sector should be ... Read more

Maritime Workers Rules Out Picketing, Commends NIMASA On Sustained Industry Peace

(Sundiata Post) — The President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju has commended the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) led by Dr. Dakuku Peterside for creating the platform for sustained labour stability in the entire maritime sector. Comrade Adeyanju gave this commendation when members of the Union’s National Officers paid a courtesy visit to the NIMASA Management in Lagos, saying that as soon as the Agency midwifed and ensured compliance to the National Judicial Industrial Council (NJIC) agreement there has been no rift in the industry. “NIMASA has ensured that ... Read more

Safety At Sea: NIMASA Vows To Enforce Strict Observance To Regulations

By Nse Anthony-Uko ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated the Agency’s commitment towards the enforcement of strict safety regulations at sea, in order to ensure the protection of Marine Environment and Safety of assets. The DG who made this assurance during the opening of the ongoing 4thRegional Technical Search and Rescue Committee meeting in Lagos, said that the establishment of an Emergency Service Division which is entrusted with the responsibility of rendering Search and Rescue Services to vessels and mariners in distress within the Nigerian ... Read more

NIMASA Begins Continental Fight Against Piracy, Terrorism

(Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has intiated continental fight against piracy and terrorism in the West African waters. This was as NIMASA and the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly combat Maritime crime- piracy and terrorism on the West African waters. Addressing newsmen in Lagos after the signing ceremony on Monday, the Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside explained that the MoU with Ghana us to strengthen ties between both countries in the West African sub region. According to Peterside, “The MOU between NIMASA and the ... Read more

Regional Collaboration: Nigeria, Ghana Sign MoU On Maritime Opreations

(Sundiata Post) — In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority, GMA. At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside noted that intra-African collaboration is a vital requirement for Africans to effectively harness the natural potentials that the Blue economy represent for the continent. In his words” African countries must cooperate to solve challenges peculiar to the continent.  All maritime ... Read more

Peterside To Investors: Take Advantage of Blue Economy, World’s Fastest Growing Sector

(Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr.Dakuku Peterside has charged Nigerians to key into the opportunities afforded by the Blue economy stating that it is the fastest growing sector in the world with enormous business potentials. The DG who made this known recently at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit themed “Opportunities, Productivity and Employment: Actualizing the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan” said that with the length of the nation’s coastline and the attendant volume of maritime trade, Nigeria is at an advantage of developing the blue economy and stakeholders have to ... Read more

NIMASA Begins Essay Competition to Celebrate World Maritime Day

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) — As part of activities marking the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the institution of an essay competition to commemorate the event. The essay competition titled “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” which is the theme for the 2017 World Maritime Day celebration is expected to be 1200 words long and is open to only first and second year students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria who must provide proof of studying at that level. The winning prizes include Education Grant of N500,000 for ... Read more

NIMASA Recommits To Improving Maritime Safety, Security

(Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has announced a plan to introduce a programme of zero tolerance to non-compliance with maritime safety and security standards in order to eliminate substandard shipping in the country. The agency made this announcement in a communique issued at the end of the harmonised NIMASA stakeholders’ interactive session in Lagos. The session, according to the agency, was held with the aim of obtaining stakeholders’ feedback on relevant issues and aggregating their consensus for the effective implementation and governance of NIMASA’s operational mandates towards achieving the objective of a blue economy. ... Read more

Stakeholders map out strategies to actualise NIMASA’s mandates

A harmonised Stakeholders’ Interactive Session organised by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has come up with ideas on   effective implementation and governance of NIMASA’s operational mandates and how to achieve the objective of a Blue Economy. The session was convened to provide a platform for obtaining stakeholder feedback on relevant operational areas and nurturing the required engagement. At the end of the one-day interactive session, the stakeholders resolved that pursuant to its statutory mandates, NIMASA would create an enabling environment for the private sector to invest in shipping in order to achieve the objective of a Nigerian ... Read more

NIMASA, Interpol partner in war against maritime crimes

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that proper legal frame work, synergy and information sharing amongst government Agencies and Stakeholders will help curb the issues of criminalities in the nation’s territorial waterways and the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Peterside who stated this during the 1st specialised meeting on maritime piracy organised by the Interpol Regional Bureau of West Africa in Lagos, called on Stakeholders to work harmoniously and not at cross purposes in order to find a lasting solution to the menace of piracy activities in the region. Speaking ... Read more

NIMASA DG Advocates Concerted Efforts to Stop Menace of Climate Change

(Sundiata Post) — The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA)Dr. Dakuku Peterside,  has stressed the need for collaborative efforts to tackle the scourge of climate change. Peterside stated this while speaking at an event on climate change which was organised by Florence Ita-Giwa, a former senator, led Cross Rivers State Calabar carnival award winning Seagull Band in conjunction with NIMASA and Heritage Bank recently held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. The DG who was represented at the event by , Sussana Asagwara, the agency’s director of Marine Environment Management Department said that climate change was ... Read more

Africa Is Next Maritime Investment Haven – NIMASA DG

Charges African Countries to Develop Maritime Infrastructure (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven. Dr Peterside who made this known while speaking on the theme “Promoting Sustainable Investment and Financing In Africa’s Shipping & Maritime Industry” at the Africa Maritime Summit held during the London International Shipping Week 2017 in the United Kingdom, stated that Africa’s share of import and export ... Read more

NIMASA Seeks FDI On Maritime Infrastructure For Africa

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) – Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has challenged African countries to develop its maritime infrastructure in other to attract investment. He stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven. Dr. Peterside who made this known while speaking on the theme “Promoting Sustainable Investment and Financing In Africa’s Shipping & Maritime Industry” at the Africa Maritime Summit held during the London International Shipping Week 2017 in the United ... Read more

NIMASA to partner NIWA to develop inland waterways

Lokoja   –      Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has pledged to partner with National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to develop and make the nation’s inland water ways economically viable, NIMASA Chairman, Retired Maj -Gen. Jonathan Garba, said. The pledge was in a statement by Garba’s Personal Assistant , Mr Adakole Ejegbudu, on Sunday in Lokoja. Ejegbudu quoted the NIMASA boss as saying “the partnership would focus on how to make the existing 10,000 kilometres of inland waterways in the country navigable.” Garba also said the development and utilisation of waterways, which cut across 28 states in the country, became ... Read more

FG hails NIMASA over improved revenue performance

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its revenue performance in the past one year. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this at a workshop in Abuja on compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility (FRA) Act, noted that poor revenue performance by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) was hampering the 2017 budget implementation. She singled out NIMASA as one of the agencies doing well in terms of revenue generation and remittances to the Federal Government’s Treasury Single ... Read more

FG Commends NIMASA On Revenue Performance 


Finance Minister, AGF Acknowledges Agency’s Increased Contribution to CRF (Sundiata Post) — The Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its revenue performance in the past one year. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who disclosed this at a workshop in Abuja on compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility (FRA) Act, noted that poor revenue performance by Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) was hampering the 2017 budget implementation. She singled out NIMASA as one of the Agencies doing well in ... Read more

NIMASA boss canvasses unity among Nigerians

By Omuboye Sukubo   Port Harcourt   –     Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday urged Muslims to promote the unity of the nation. Peterside made the plea while receiving a delegation of the Muslim community in Port Harcourt. “We must be willing to make sacrifice, to promote unity, love, togetherness and emphasise on the things that will unite us and not things that will divide us. “This is the season of love and sacrifice; in this season, there is no politics, ethnicity and no enemy,’’ he said. The NIMASA boss ... Read more

Shippers Back NIMASA Boss, Say We Are Confident In Your Administration

ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) +-The Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) has expressed confidence in the transformation strides in the maritime sector by the Dr. Dakuku Peterside led Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Val Usifoh who made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Agency with other members of the association, stated that they are impressed with the level of cooperation between the shippers and NIMASA and called for a more robust relationship towards actualizing the opportunities that abound in the sector. The Chairman who was represented by Mr. John ... Read more

Climate Change: NIMASA To Bar Carbon Emitting Ships From Nigeria Ports

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (IMASA) said it would put to stop vessels with high amount of sulphur in fuel that allowed for emission of carbon monoxide into the air from calling at the nation’s seaports. Ships contribute to emissions of carbon monoxide to atmosphere and this contributes to climate change and if not checked overtime it will have effect on atmosphere and effect on the environment. But, speaking at a one day National stakeholders forum on Marine Pollution (Marpol) Annex VI and other emerging issues on climate change in the Nigeria ... Read more

Africa To Tackle Piracy, Other Maritime Crimes – Peterside

(Sundiata Post) — The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has stated that Maritime Administrations (MARADs) in Africa are set to tackle the twin issue of piracy, sea crime and illegal migration in the continent. The AMAA Chairman who disclosed this to maritime journalists at the sidelines of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) council meeting in London said that the continent through her leaders have put in place the necessary framework to tackle all forms of criminalities, which will guarantee safety and security of lives and property and help harness the benefits of the ... Read more

‘Africa Seas, Oceans Have Huge Economic Opportunities’ – Peterside, Experts

(Sundiata Post) – At a well-attended event by stakeholders and experts in the maritime sector to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day of Seas and Oceans”, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that Africa seas and oceans possess huge economic opportunities that can take the continent to the next level. Speaking further, Dr Peterside said decade of Africa’s Seas and Oceans declared by the African Union (AU) from 2015-2025 should be perceived as a shift in perspective that recognises the fact that our oceans and seas are economic infrastructure, necessitating ... Read more

Vessels Turnaround Reduce At Ports As NIMASA Begins 24-hour Operations 

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) – Determined to comply with the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. Recall that the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo had in May  signed three Executive Orders as part of the Federal Government initiative under the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) to ensure ease of doing business in the country, one of which was the resumption of 24 hour port operations ... Read more

Peterside Calls For Conservation Of Marine Ecosystem

ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has stressed the need for concerted and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders towards the conservation and sustainable use of ocean resources for the protection of the environment and indeed the entire ecosystem. The Director General who made this appeal while speaking at a 2-day Regional Conference on Marine Safety and Fisheries Protection organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the activities of oil exploration and resultant ... Read more

Admiralty Law Crucial To Maritime Sector Growth – Dr Peterside 

ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has said that there can be no maritime sector without admiralty law and that every aspect of shipping is governed by one law or the other. Dr. Dakuku who stated this when the Executive members of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), led by its President, Mr. Luke Chidi Ilogu, SAN paid him a courtesy visit at the Agency’s headquarters in Lagos, also asserted that continuous cooperation amongst government bodies and relevant associations is critical to realizing a robust maritime sector. ... Read more

Ex-DG Forged Company’s Documents To Steal N754m From NIMASA, Says EFCC Investigator

By Moji Eniola Ikeja  –     Mr Chukwuma Orji, an investigating officer with the EFCC, said on Tuesday in Lagos that Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and five others, forged documents to steal N754 million from the agency. Akpobolokemi’s co-defendants are Ezekiel Agaba a former Executive – Director of NIMASA, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan, Vincent Udoye, Adegboyega Olopoenia and a company — Gama Marine Nigeria Ltd. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Orji had on July 10 during his testimony before an Ikeja High Court narrated how funds belonging to NIMASA ... Read more

‘Nigeria’s Ports Need Functional Scanners For Effective 24-Hour Operations’

By Nse Anthony-Uko (Sundiata Post) – For port users to enjoy the gains of 24-hour port operations, which recently took effect in the nation’s seaports in line with the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ contained in the Executive Order signed by Yemi Osinbajo, the acting President, the scanners at the nation’s ports must be replaced or repaired to become functional, Taiwo Afolabi, group executive/vice chairman of SIFAX Group, says. A statement issued at the weekend by Muyiwa Akande, corporate affairs manager of SIFAX Group, quoted Afolabi saying that the scanners in most ports across the country were not in a good ... Read more

Expert Advises NIMASA, Shipping Coys To Partner On Sea Time Training

By Aisha Cole Lagos  –   A maritime expert, Chief Kunle Folarin, has advised the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to sign agreements with shipping companies on sea time training of cadets. Folarin, who is the also the Chairman, National Seafarers Welfare Board, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “Shipping companies have their schedule of employment and no one can compel them to engage the cadets on sea time training. “The management of NIMASA should sign an agreement with the shipping companies before the commencement of the ... Read more

NIMASA, Government Agencies Working To Establish Maritime Varsity – Peterside

… Says Capacity Building Needed to Sustain Maritime Sector Growth ABUJA, ( Sundiata Post) –The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), is working closely with some Agencies of Government at both Federal and State levels to ensure that academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) commence next academic session. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who stated this during this year’s celebration of Day of the Seafarers with the theme “Seafarers Matter” noted that the mandate of the University include bridging the gap in human capacity in the maritime sector, with particular reference to seafarers now ... Read more

Labour: Give Preference To Nigerian Seafarers, Peterside Charges Shipowners

By Nse Anthony-Uko ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has charged Shipowners to give preference to Nigerian Seafarers when sourcing their workforce. Speaking in commemoration of this year’s Day of the Seafarers with the theme; “Seafarers Matter” Dr Peterside assured the Seafarers that their welfare is critical to the growth of the sector, hence the Agency will do all within its means to implement all International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Labour Organization conventions regarding the welfare of the seafarers. Speaking during the celebration of the ‘Day ... Read more

No Maritime Sector Without Seafarers – Peterside

…As World marks Seafarers Day ABUJA, (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Seafarer with the Director General, Dr Dakuku Peterside averring that there can be no maritime sector without the seafarers. Speaking during a joint visit to the Apapa port in Lagos with members of the National Seafarers Welfare Board, Dr Peterside stated that seafarers are indispensable in realizing a virile maritime sector globally. Accordingly, he assured them of the Agency’s unflinching support to the welfare of seafarers in line with ... Read more