The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the Nigerian Navy have inaugurated a committee to establish ways in which the synergy between both organs of government can be channelled into creating a welcoming environment for investment in the Blue Economy.
Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC West), who inaugurated the 8-Man Committee charged them to come up with policies to create a welcoming maritime environment for investment to thrive.
Membership of the 8-Man Committee includes on the Navy side, Rear Admiral Mustapha Hassan, FOC, Western Naval Command; Cdre K.O. Oguntuga, Commander NNS Beecroft; Cdre N.S. Kaman, COO of Western Naval Command and Capt. A. U. Tijani.
The Committee members representing NIMASA include Otonye Obom, director of Deep Blue Project; Kurahson Inuwa, head of Shipping Development; Isa Mudi, head of ISPS; and Aisha Usman Dangote, deputy director of Cabotage Services.
Bashir Jamoh, the director general of NIMASA, had announced the constitution of an 8-man committee, comprising four each from the Navy and NIMASA, during a visit by a delegation from the Nigerian Navy to the Agency’s headquarters in Lagos recently.