on Friday called for a review of Nigeria’s maritime policies for the benefit of
Idahosa made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos.
evaluated based on three critical factors of national capabilities,
availability of qualified manpower and global best practices.
indigenous participants’ capacity to compete with global competitors since the
Cabotage law was enacted.
participation by indigenous ship owners in the sector since the passage of the
Cabotage law,’’ he said.
imperative to operate on the same level with the rest of the world with
indigenous entrepreneurship and give a sense of economic support to those who
have invested in such a major sector of the economy.
does not have, to the best of my knowledge, more than one or two shipyards.
possibly do minor and pedestrian ship repairs.
have to defer to America, China, Germany, South Korea, even Singapore,’’
Nigerian-owned vessels, it was important to define the ownership being referred
purchase? Is it ownership by assemblage? Is it ownership by flagging? These are
the various issues,’’ Idahosa said.
adjustments and align with time to avoid operational difficulties.
the objectives of the Cabotage law.