NIMASA DG commends role of seafarers

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has said that there can be no maritime sector without the seafarers as he described them as indispensable in realizing a virile maritime sector globally.
Peterside stated this in a release while speaking during a joint visit to the Apapa port in Lagos with members of the National Seafarers Welfare Board.
According to him “seafarers are indispensable in realizing a virile maritime sector globally.”
He assured the board the NIMASA would give unflinching support to the welfare of seafarers in line with a Decent Work Agenda and the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006.
“Let me assure you of our commitment to a better condition of living for the seafarers and our resolve to continue to engage in human capacity development, so that you can also compete favourably with your counterparts internationally. Your challenges are our challenges just as your successes are our successes; we are together in the Voyage of steering the ship of the Nigerian maritime sector to greater heights in line with global best practices” the DG assured.
Peterside, who was represented by the Head, Corporate Communications of the Agency, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, also used the opportunity to call on stakeholders and maritime labour employers to ensure that the welfare of seafarers is topmost in their priority.
Speaking further, the Director General called on relevant partners in maritime industry to join hands in implementing all instruments relating to the welfare of seafarers, especially to ensure achievement of the Federal Government’s policy on “Ease of Doing business” in the country.

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