General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside with the Chief Executive
of Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, Mr. Andrew Tan during their
meeting on the sidelines of the Maritime Administrators’ Forum in Singapore
Agency (NIMASA) and the Maritime and Ports Authority of Singapore have held bilateral
meetings to seek areas of collaboration between the two maritime regulators on
the sidelines of the Maritime Regulators Forum held in Singapore.
met with his counterpart at the Maritime and Ports Authority (MPA) of
Singapore, Mr. Andrew Tan, where they pledged to collaborate for the benefit of
NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, said Peterside called on Singapore investors to take
advantage of the reforms in Nigeria’s maritime industry and ‘‘invest in the country’s huge and
untapped maritime potentials’’.
Singaporean authorities in the areas of technology acquisition for monitoring
of the waterways, capacity building of personnel, support to upgrade maritime
infrastructure as well as acquisition of more ocean-going vessels for
global community, of NIMASA’s commitment to focus on effective enforcement of
all IMO instruments for which Nigeria is a signatory.
requisite capacity of personnel & infrastructure for the execution of its
mandate, adding that clean and safe oceans and security of ships operating in Nigerian
waters remain a top priority.
destination for future maritime investments, but expressed surprise that there
was no institutional relationship between Nigeria and Singapore despite
Singapore being the second busiest and first trans-shipment port in the world
and Nigeria a major maritime hub in West and Central Africa.
could benefit from Singapore’s well developed and excess maritime capacity,
while Singapore could benefit from Nigeria’s huge market.
the several programmes available in MPA Academy of Singapore to build capacity
of its personnel, while also leveraging on Singapore’s ship building &
maintenance expertise to get many Nigeria maritime players own their own
between the two parties at IMO meetings.
Maritime and Ports Authority (MPA) of Singapore for the Forum of Maritime