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NIMASA Eyes robust Interface with Maritime Stakeholders to Boost SMEs

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NIMASA: For the love of Blue Economy, Zeroes in Dockyard, Ship repairs

… As Group says summit will increase investment,  efficiency in Nigeria’s Maritime sector***

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has called for more collaboration among stakeholders towards attaining a robust maritime sector interface with Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in Nigeria.

Dr Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA’s Director-General said this during the agency’s Special Day at the ongoing 17th Abuja International Trade Fair in Abuja.

Also read: NIMASA, NPA Pledge to ensure Nigeria Meets IMO 2050 Zero Shipping Carbon Emission

Jamoh, represented by Mr. Zailani Attah, the Coordinator of NIMASA Zonal Office, Abuja said the agency would continue to engage and educate the public on the sustainable use of the seas and oceans.

“NIMASA will prioritise the integration of Blue Economy into the nation’s circular economic restoration and growth plan.

“We will leave no stone unturned to create limitless opportunities for our people and lift them out of poverty through intervention and collaboration with SMEs for sustainable development of Nigeria’s economy.’’

Jamoh said NIMASA was the Federal Government Agency with the statutory mandate to regulate maritime safety, security, marine pollution and maritime labour using the instruments of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Labour Organisation(ILO).

According to him, the maritime sector is critical to the nation’s economy as it accounts for the movement of about 90 per cent of World Trade by volume.

“It is inevitable for income generation, wealth creation and economic development.

“It is a capital-intensive sector and a major component of the contribution of the transport sector to the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Nigeria.

NIMASA as Nigeria’s authorised maritime regulatory agency continues to play a leading role in the nation’s maritime growth and development as well as at the continental and regional levels.

This could be ascertained through various projects and initiatives of the agency such as the deep blue sea project, the provision of critical satellite surveillance infrastructure and the acquisition of fast intervention security vessels among others.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Transportation, in collaboration with Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS), says the 2022 NIMS will increase investment and efficiency in the Nigerian Maritime sector.

The duo said this in a statement signed by Dr Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation and Mfon Usoro, the Governing Board Chairperson of NIMS.

According to the group, the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo will host the summit from  Nov. 21- 22 with a keynote address to be delivered by the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation, Kitack Lim.

” NIMS 2022 will feature government-to-government, government-to-business and business-to-business exchanges towards increasing investment and efficiency in the Nigerian maritime sector.

”The visit by Lim will be the first by an IMO secretary-general to Nigeria in more than 20 years and is facilitated by the Ministry of Transportation, in collaboration with the Governing Board of NIMS.

”We are pleased to have this rare opportunity to host the world’s top global maritime diplomat in Nigeria and to showcase the significant milestones achieved by this administration in the maritime industry.

”The visit of the IMO secretary-general reflects the importance attached to Nigeria’s role in the Gulf of Guinea and her recent strides in confronting the challenge of maritime security and cleaner oceans.

” It also opens opportunities for Nigeria in ongoing and emerging multilateral engagements,” the group said.

The newsmen report that the theme of the summit is, ”Igniting the Blue Economy”.

According to the group, the secretary-general will during the visit, engage in high-level consultations with government and private sector stakeholders with a special focus on the theme of the NIMS summit

 

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

…Pledged collaboration to ensure the transportation sector is professionally driven

The Executives of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA) paid a visit to the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dayo Mobereola (right), receiving a plaque from the President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr Segun Obayendo, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

The executives, led by the President, Mr Segun Obayendo, congratulated the DG on his appointment and pledged to collaborate with the agency in ensuring the transportation sector is professionally driven.

The DG welcomed the association and expressed the Agency’s readiness to partner with CIoTA towards achieving a robust transport sector.

The President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr. Segun Obayendo; the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola; the Executive Director of Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Fatai Adeyemi; and the Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Jibril Abba, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the NIMASA DG, was conferred with a fellowship at the institute.

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has kicked out the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA Managing Director, Muhammed Bello-Koko and replaced him with Dr Abubakar Dantsoho. He also approved the appointment of Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye as Chairman of the NPA Board.

A statement by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the new Managing Director is a core professional and holds a PhD, in Maritime Technology.

“Dr Dantsoho holds a Doctorate in Maritime Technology from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in International Transport from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Dr Abubakar-Dantsoho

“Before his appointment, he had served in various roles in the Nigerian Ports Authority as Assistant General Manager; Technical Assistant to the Managing Director; Port Manager, Onne Port; and Principal Manager, Tariff & Billing”, Ngelale stated, adding:

“Senator Adeyeye, the Board Chairman, is a seasoned lawyer, journalist, and politician,” the statement further said.

Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye

Adeyeye is a former Minister of State for Works and a former Ekiti South Senatorial District senator.

“The President expects the new leadership of this pivotal agency to deploy excellence in the discharge of their duties to enable efficient port services and improved industry outcomes,” Ajuri Ngelale indicated further.

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has expressed concern over the lack of understanding among some freight forwarders regarding the role of the Enforcement Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Tin Can Port.

In a statement released by NAGAFF Headquarters, the association emphasized that the Enforcement Unit serves as gatekeeper and an intervention force, mandated to police the ports and border stations, acting on intelligence information from the Customs Intelligence Unit, Interpol, and informants.

NAGAFF clarified that the Customs Intelligence Unit operates effectively, bursting revenue crimes in customs ports, and encouraged freight forwarders to report any corruption or observations to the appropriate authorities.

Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The association advised freight forwarders to maintain professional standards, ensuring genuine declaration of imports and exports for customs purposes, as non-disclosure is an offence against customs laws, leading to seizure and prosecution.

NAGAFF assured high response rates from its High Command to protect genuine declarations and compliance, emphasizing that the Comptroller General of Customs and his management team will not tolerate any corrupt acts.

The statement was signed by Dr Clement Iwegbuna, NPS, NAGAFF Hqtrs, and forwarded to the Comptroller General of Customs, DCG Enforcement, and DCG T&T Hqtrs for their information and records.

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