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Partnership key to maritime sector’s growth, says NIMASA DG

By Moshood Aliyu
08 June 2016   |   1:54 am
He expressed Nigeria’s readiness to partner with the Norwegian Government and its Maritime Authority for mutual benefit”.
Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has identified ‘vertical and horizontal partnership’ as key to the development of Nigeria’s maritime sector.

Receiving Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Rolf Ree in his Office, Peterside described Norway as a great maritime nation which has earned global acclaim as a complete “maritime cluster that is driven by technological development”.

He expressed Nigeria’s readiness to partner with the Norwegian Government and its Maritime Authority for mutual benefit”.

Explaining further, he said: “Norway has a lot to benefit from Nigeria as we are a major player in Africa especially the hydro carbon trade and the Country has a lot to benefit from Norway, in the areas of expertise and technology needed to develop the sector”.

Earlier in his address, Ree who described the Nigerian maritime sector as very impressive noted that the Norwegian Government is willing to collaborate with NIMASA for the development of the maritime sector in many areas including enhancing the Nigeria flag.

He also expressed the readiness of Norway to provide infrastructural and technical support to NIMASA in the country’s quest to assert itself as major player in Africa.