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With Sufficient Maritime Security, Nigerian Economy Will Blossom – Amaechi, Dakuku

With Sufficient Maritime Security, Nigerian Economy Will Blossom – Amaechi, Dakuku

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
• 10 Students Win NIMASA Educational Grants  • 10 Maritime Women Leaders Honoured The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the new maritime security infrastructure being built by the Federal Government, the Deep Sea Project, would be a major economic trigger for the country.  Amaechi stated this in Lagos, while speaking with the media during the World Maritime Day celebrations, with the theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, in an occasion which 10 women were also honoured for their pioneering contributions to the maritime sector. Ten students, who excelled in an essay competition organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as part of the activities in commemoration of the Day were awarded t...
GULF OF GUINEA: IMO, International Oil Players, Pledge Support for NIMASA

GULF OF GUINEA: IMO, International Oil Players, Pledge Support for NIMASA

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
…  Nigeria Critical to Regional Stability - Kitack Lim …  INTERTANKO, ICC, Chevron, Others Commend Agency The initiatives of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) aimed at ensuring security in the Gulf of Guinea have received a major boost from the international business community. Key players in the global oil and gas as well as shipping businesses praised the initiatives at a maritime security meeting in London chaired by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and pledged their support. Members of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) committed ...
SALLAH: DAKUKU URGES NIGERIANS TO EMBRACE LOVE AND PEACE

SALLAH: DAKUKU URGES NIGERIANS TO EMBRACE LOVE AND PEACE

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
·        Assures of Better Days Ahead The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians to embrace love and ensure peaceful coexistence among one another as they celebrate Sallah. The NIMASA DG who said that sallah celebration is not only a time for merriment, but a time for sober reflections on happenings in the country, expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome the challenges facing it in no distant time. “I wish to assure Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is very determined to take Nigeria to the next level, and this can only be achieved with the patience and cooperation of Nigerians”, he said. Speaking further, Dr. Dakuk...
NIGERIA IS TARGETING A WORLD CLASS SHIP REGISTRY – DAKUKU

NIGERIA IS TARGETING A WORLD CLASS SHIP REGISTRY – DAKUKU

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News, Press Release
·        Receives report of review committee Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has received the report of the committee on the review of the Nigerian Ship Registry, with a declaration that the Agency’s target is to have a world-class ship registry. Dakuku said the goal was for Nigeria to have a ship registry that will meet international certification standards and compete favourably with the best in the global maritime community. Dakuku spoke yesterday in Lagos, while receiving the report of the committee tasked with reviewing the activities and operations of the Nigerian Ship Registration Office. “NIMASA is working at giving Nigerians a Ship Registry that is respected acro...
Indigenous Shipowners May get NNPC, NIMASA Nod To Lift Crude

Indigenous Shipowners May get NNPC, NIMASA Nod To Lift Crude

Breaking News, Business, Maritime
… As Dakuku Champions New Trade Terms to Boost Indigenous Shipping … Kachikwu, Baru Weigh Options Shipowners and other stakeholders in the maritime sector are on the verge of getting the desired change in trade terms from Free On Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) which would enable them to begin to lift Nigeria crude and ultimately boost indigenous capacity. This new encouragement was a fall out from the stakeholders’ engagement on changing Nigeria’s crude oil affreightment trade term from FOI to CIF which was organised by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) held on Tuesday at the NNPC towers in Abuja. The Minister of State For Petroleum Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who declared the event open welcomed the de...

Sea time training for Nigerian Cadets: Counting our losses to foreign shipowners

Opinion
When the Nigerian  Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) was introduced in 2008, it was meant to develop a pool of trained cadets who would man our vessels especially with the coming on stream of the Cabotage Act 2003. The thinking then was that with the production of certified seafarers, the dearth of seafarers arising from old age and death would be a thing of the past. According to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, so far, about 2, 500 cadets have been trained from the NSDP excluding those trained from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State and other approved maritime schools within the country. Recently, at a well-attended meeting in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside announced that it was sending out ...
Celebrating Failure?

Celebrating Failure?

Business, Opinion
You were appointed to change the fortunes of NIMASA by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2016, having lost the Governorship Election in Rivers State to Mr Project. Rather than do the job for which you were appointed, you decided to embark on a global jamboree unprecedented in the history of any government CEO. As at the last count you have made no fewer than 50 foreign trips in your 18 months in office. Put that in financial context ,and we should be talking about millions of dollars of tax payers money in estacodes, flight tickets and other incidentals. Is that how you would have governed Rivers State if you had been elected Governor? You lost IMO Council seat as a sitting AMAA Chair after an over N300m expenditure by the Nigerian delegation. You also in May this year blew N500m...
NIMASA set to release maritime industry forecast by first quarter 2018 – Dakuku Peterside

NIMASA set to release maritime industry forecast by first quarter 2018 – Dakuku Peterside

Breaking News, Business, Maritime, Press Release
As part of the initiative to reposition the maritime sector for greater efficiency in line with International best practices, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will release the empirical forecast that will determine the outlook of the industry in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2018. The Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside who disclosed this in Lagos recently further stated that the Nigeria forecast will deal with how developments on the international scene will affect the industry in Nigeria, which will also serve as a guide for investors and Stakeholders in the maritime sector. Dr. Peterside noted that the forecast will be released from a holistic perspective in order to know areas of advantage that will be of immense benefit to Stakeho...
Research is a catalyst for development – Dakuku

Research is a catalyst for development – Dakuku

Breaking News, Business, Maritime, News Feature
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 makes a great organization is the ability to initiate new processes based on detailed research, which will in turn guarantee sustainable growth with a positive multiplier effect on the nation. Speaking further, the NIMASA DG reemphasized the need to develop indigenous...
How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

How half-baked administrators are killing the maritime industry

Business, Opinion
The maritime industry in Nigeria contributes about 90% by volume of the goods that come into the country and by value, it is the third largest contributor to our nation's coffers after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigeria Customs Service. Since the early 70s, government has invested heavily in marine infrastructure in the sector to bring about port efficiency and high productivity. At a point in our nation's history, there was need to build a brand new port and government set about building the Tin Can Island Port in 1977 to take care of the cement armada of the late 70s. The agencies in the sector which are funded by government include the NPA, the Nigerian Shippers Council, the Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency and the National Inland Wate...