NIMASA to boost operations in Eastern ports
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and other stakeholders have commenced the process of re-engineering the operational efficiency of the Eastern ports and by extension the Nigerian maritime domain.
The Nigerian maritime domain especially the Niger Delta region is vastly endowed with huge maritime resources, which include crude Oil, abundant mangrove forests, marshes, natural gas, tar sands and sea grasses, but the country is yet to maximize them for economic development and wealth creation.
Delivering a keynote address at the 2nd Stakeholders Interactive Session on the theme, “ Harnessing Maritime Potentials in an Untapped Environmental: Opportunities, Threats and the Role of Government” in Calabar, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside said the Eastern ports must be active so as to create free access to the movement of both human and natural resources needed for harnessing the maritime resources in the region, as well as make them competitive in the areas where they are needed.
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