Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has
reiterated the need for skilled manpower to steer the development of the
Nigerian maritime industry.
to a meeting with the United States Commercial Service, West Gulf Maritime
Association and the Texas Southern University, Houston at the University’s
huge potentials including the vast coastline and huge population and called for
greater collaboration with Nigeria’s international partners to grow skilled
indigenous manpower for the development of the Nigerian maritime industry.
industry was capable of taking over from oil as the country’s highest revenue
the Texas Southern University in shore based technical training of maritime
sector personnel to improve on its capacity to regulate maritime activities in
Nigeria and stimulate the necessary growth the sector requires.
Maritime Association to take advantage of the potentials in the Nigeria
maritime industry to invest in the sector, the DG assured them of the Agency’s
commitment to effectively end the scourge of piracy in Nigerian waters as well
as regulate the sector for the economic prosperity of all stakeholders.
Commercial Counsellor in the US Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Richard Ryan assured the
Director General of the cooperation of the Embassy saying the Embassy will
forge closer commercial ties with the Agency to grow the maritime sector in
to brief the delegation, offered technical cooperation in the areas of capacity
building, ICT based Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).
technical cooperation to provide assistance with the development of Electronic
Cargo Tracking Systems (ECTS) to reduce revenue leakages to the government.