Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote,
and the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, on
Friday joined other stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime sector to hail fresh
initiatives by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
towards realisation of a robust maritime industry.
awards, scheduled for Saturday in Lagos, Dangote expressed delight in the
achievements the maritime sector had attained in recent times and applauded the
leading role NIMASA was playing to ensure an all-inclusive administration of
achievements the maritime sector has attained in recent times. NIMASA has
continued to take the lead by providing direction for operators in the
industry. On our part, we will continue to support the Agency’s drive to
reposition the Nigerian maritime sector,” Dangote said.
noted that NIMASA had done well in the enforcement of safety standards in the
sector and provided a level playing field for stakeholders in the industry to
overcome various challenges by creating a mechanism that listens and gives
propelling industry players to make more effort towards achieving a robust
sector, NIMASA has done well in the enforcement of safety standards and
initiatives. It has helped all players in the industry overcome various
challenges by providing a mechanism that listens and provides feedback to all
stakeholders to be up and doing in the daily discharge of their duties, knowing
that NIMASA is watching keenly to reward excellence. With this initiative, our
blue economy will surpass expectations,” Afolabi said.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, stated that the event will be an avenue for maritime
stakeholders to commit more to excellence and share ideas on how to realise a
strong maritime sector.
provide a forum for maritime industry stakeholders to celebrate standards and
excellence as they look into the future with expectations of greater benefits
on investment and wealth creation in the maritime sector for the good of the
the course of tapping into opportunities the Blue Economy, which is an emerging
concept in the global maritime space towards improved economic growth.
at the recent conference on the Blue Economy in Nairobi, Kenya made a statement
of commitment to the effect that the opportunities of the initiative in Nigeria
would be vigorously pursued with a view to exploiting these resources that
remain hidden underneath the sea; when harnessed would create wealth, more job
opportunities and enhance the nation’s opportunities.
Abdulsalami Abubakar, had observed that the maritime sector was a potentially
huge alternative revenue source for the country and commended NIMASA’s effort
to motivate stakeholders and staff with the maritime awards.
Dinner holds on Saturday at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
attract dignitaries from all walks of life, among who are Secretary to the
Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, who is billed to chair
the event, and the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi
as the host.