Ship owners commend FG for directive on Cabotage law implementation




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– The Nigerian Ship Owners Association (NISA) on Monday commended the Federal Government for giving a directive for the full implementation the Cabotage Law after 12 years.

The President NISA, Capt. Niyi Labinjo, gave the commendation in an the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in .

NAN that the Cabotage law, otherwise known as the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act, enacted in 2003.

“We got the ministerial order last week that Cabotage Law be implemented immediate effect.

“Before , our have been in comatose. have been doing well because most our have been taken over by foreigners.

“We commend President Goodluck Jonathan for compelling the Minister of Transport to fast-track the implementation of the Cabotage Law,’’ Labinjo told NAN.

The president of the association said that if the Cabotage law fully implemented, it would create more jobs for .

Labinjo said that the Cabatage law would have multiple effects on the and would also boost the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He said that full implementation of the law would create jobs for at least 50, 000 people at the beginning. (NAN)