Shippers promise continued support for NIMASA

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside (middle), in a photograph with some Management staff of the Agency and members of the Shipping Association of Nigeria led by Representative of the Chairman of the Association, Mr. John Odunewu (3rd from right) during a courtesy visit to the Agency recently.

Shippers under the aegis of the Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) have said that they would continue to support the good initiatives of the Nigerian Maritime Adminstration and Agency (NIMASA) towards improving and developing of the nation’s maritime industry.
Chairman of the Association, Mr. Val Usifoh stated this during a courtesy visit to NIMASA by officials of SAN, noting they were impressed with the level of cooperation between the shippers and NIMASA. He called for a more robust relationship towards actualizing the opportunities that abound in the sector.
He thanked the management of NIMASA for giving them the opportunity to discuss issues and rub minds. “We are glad that we have this level of cooperation going and we look forward to improving further on it,” Usifoh said.
Responding, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside described the group as key players in the maritime transportation sector and assured them that the Agency will continue to engage and partner with the association so that Nigerians can reap the benefits of the maritime sector.
Peterside informed the visitors of the efforts being made by NIMASA in the area of security, through the integrated maritime security infrastructure and waterways surveillance system, noting that no stone will be left unturned to achieve the Agency’s objectives of zero tolerance to all forms of criminalities on the nation’s waterways.
He assured that NIMASA would continue to work closely with all relevant Stakeholders so that the benefits in the sector can be fully optimized.

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