NIMASA explains three-year strategic growth plan
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has expressed its commitment to move the sector forward through a three-year maritime growth strategy
According to the Director General of the the agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the agency is on a mission of self recovery towards the actualization of its core mandate for the benefit of the nation’s maritime sector.
The DG who spoke at a stakeholders forum tagged: “Repositioning the Maritime Sector for Greater Impact” in Lagos also highlighted the need for stakeholders to collaborate with the agency in order to return the maritime industry to its pride of place in the Nigerian economy.
While pointing out that the Agency is in the process of a structural, cultural and performance reforms, Peterside said that the focus of the Agency’s performance will no longer be measured by how much revenue it derives but on how well it can stimulate the necessary growth of the sector for the benefit of indigenous operators and other Nigerians.
The DG was quoted in statement as saying “Our performance will be service based and not metric based, the focal point of which will be to create the enabling environment to gainfully engage as many stakeholders as possible with a view to creating wealth and generating employment for the overall good of the maritime industry and the national economy”.
While appealing to the stakeholders for maximum cooperation, Peterside emphasised that the people who the agency serves remain its strength.
One of the stakeholders, Emeka Ndu, said they faced with so much difficulties in trying to get certification for their ships to engage in operations.