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Nigeria’s Maritime Industry is the Fastest Growing in Africa – Jamoh

L-R:Victor Ochei, executive director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services at NIMASA; Bashir Jamoh, director general of NIMASA, and Chudi Offodile, executive director, Finance and Administration of NIMASA, during the interactive session and oversight visit to Agencies under the purview of the Committee in Lagos.

Bashir Jamoh, director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), declared the country’s maritime sector as one of the fastest growing on the African continent.

Jamoh stated this today during the interactive session of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport with Chief Executive Officers of Agencies of Government in the nation’s maritime sector.

He said the Agency has embraced collaboration and peer review exercises with other MARADs on the African continent and globally.

“We regularly undertake peer review exercises among maritime Administrations not just on the African continent, but globally. We have learnt much from reviews with the South African Maritime Administration SAMSA, and Maritime Port Authority of Singapore MPA. We have also provided mentorship for maritime administrations on the African continent.

“Countries like Gambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana amongst others have come for mentorship on various issues such as Port and Flag State Administration and the SPOMO Act,” he said.

Earlier, Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, chairman of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport, said the interactive session is to ensure that the legislature and the implementing organs of government are on the same page to ensure Nigerians enjoy benefits accruable from the blue economy.

“With the determination and commitment of the Federal Government under the able leadership of President Bola Tinubu towards reviving the economy, I believe that better days are ahead, and the current difficulty will surely come to pass. It is in this regard that the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy was created with the mandate of coordinating and supervising the activities and operations in the maritime sector,” he said.

According to him, the creation of the Ministry is born out of the enormous opportunities that are in the marine and blue economy and the desire to fully harness them.

The Senate Committee on Marine Transport is in Lagos, as part of their oversight functions, to receive briefings from the parastatals under the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy Ministry.

They include NIMASA, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC); Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA); National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and among others.

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