We are committed to repositioning NIMASA –Peterside
The Director-General, of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has stressed that the Board and the entire management of the Agency are committed to ensuring that the Agency responds to its core mandate of advancing Nigeria’s global maritime goals.
Dr Peterside, who stated this at a media chat in Port Harcourt recently, stressed that the efforts have attracted commendations from various sections of the country including the Federal Executive Council who are fully committed to the new drive of the Country’s foremost maritime administration, noting however that they would not relent in the efforts to make Nigeria a leading maritime nation.
According to him, “we are putting a lot of structures in place to ensure the Agency remains on a sound footing and our efforts have attracted commendation from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and stakeholders within and outside the maritime sector. We can only get better in our determination to make the Agency perform the functions for which it was set up and make it the leading maritime administration in Africa. This is why we are continuously working hard and poised to making Nigerians reap the benefits of the sector” he said .
Speaking further the NIMASA DG said that the transformation of the Agency has been phenomenal in terms of repositioning and revenue generation, stating that NIMASA is among the top five agencies contributing to the coffers of the Federal Government.
Dr. Peterside further said that NIMASA was working continuously in collaboration with relevant security agencies to ensure the protection of Nigerian waterways and by extension the Gulf of Guinea.