Transport ministry, marine engineering body to synergise for development of maritime sector– Minister
|Transportation Minister, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi|
will work closely with the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES)
to uplift the maritime sector.
this on Monday in Abuja when the Executive Committee of AMES paid him a
of affairs at the country’s seaports and the insecurity on the nation’s
to, with the management of the ministry of transportation, move the maritime
they are; I am not happy seeing NIMASA the way it is.
on the waterways.
to overcome some of these challenges; am very glad to work with you.
have gone to school to learn what it is to be a marine surveyor.
continue to acquire the technical knowledge that will make me administer the
marine sector properly.
that I have the privilege to have to host you.”
in Lagos as a step toward finding solutions to some of the challenges being
experienced in the sector.
sector was declining due to non-compliance of operators to international
standards and regulations.
call is that we believe that the present failure in the maritime sector is due
to lack of in-depth technical input into maritime policies and their
implementation in line with international best practices and realities.
ships of Nigeria flag can be traced to their poor technical standard occasioned
by the owner’s reluctance to comply with national and international standard
Nigerian Maritime human and technical capacity development and in consideration
of these challenges.
maritime industry forward.”
would focus on the challenges facing the industry and how to move the industry
trained in maritime operations, management and technical policy formulation.