Monday, 6 November 2017

DAKUKU PETERSIDE ENCOURAGES EARLY DETECTION AS PANACEA TO CANCER SCOURGE - NIMASA Takes Awareness Campaign To Host Communities



                      

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside and other Members of the Agency’s Executive Management, leading NIMASA Staff in a breast cancer awareness campaign in Lagos recently.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians especially women to ensure frequent Breast Cancer screening stressing that early detection will make a lot of difference in tackling the scourge.
Dr. Peterside made this known recently when he led a 2.5 Kilometer walk through streets of Lagos, tagged “Taking Action Together Against Breast Cancer”, with the aim of creating awareness for the early detection of the menace.
Speaking shortly before the walk commenced, the NIMASA DG noted that as an Agency of Government alive to its corporate social responsibilities, this walk aimed at taking action together against breast cancer has become desirable considering the rate at which ignorance has led to avoidable deaths.Read more »

Thursday, 26 October 2017

SAFETY AT SEA: NIMASA TO ENFORCE STRICT OBSERVANCE TO REGULATIONS As IMO Commends Agency’s Regional Search and Rescue Coordination



                              

The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Ahmed Gambo who Represented the Director General of NIMASA, the Regional Coordinator, West and Central Africa-Anglophone, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO, Capt. Dallas Laryea who represented the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Mr. Kitack Lim, with other participants at the 4th Regional Technical Search and Rescue Committee meeting holding in Lagos

The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated the Agency’s commitment towards the enforcement of strict safety regulations at sea, in order to ensure the protection of Marine Environment and Safety of assets.

The DG who made this assurance during the opening of the ongoing 4th Regional Technical Search and Rescue Committee meeting in Lagos, said that the establishment of an Emergency Service Division which is entrusted with the responsibility of rendering Search and Rescue Services to vessels and mariners in distress within the Nigerian territorial waters is a major accomplishment for the Agency.Read more »

Friday, 20 October 2017

NLNG TAX HOLIDAY JUDGEMENT: NIMASA FILES APPEAL …Wants court to stop NLNG from enforcing judgment.


                          

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court Lagos in the matter between Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Attorney General of the Federation, Global West Vessels Specialists Ltd and NIMASA.

The Agency filed the appeal with an application to stay the execution of the judgment and restrain NLNG, pending the determination of the appeal. The appeal and stay was filed even before receiving the Certified True Copy of the judgment 14 days after the judgment was delivered in line with legal provisions. This proactive step of the Agency was taken to forestall any negative action, yet the NLNG ignored this court action and commenced a media trial.Read more »

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

REGIONAL COLLABORATION: NIGERIA-GHANA SIGN MOU ON MARITIME OPERATIONS.



                         

In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority, GMA.

At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside noted that intra-African collaboration is a vital requirement for Africans to effectively harness the natural potentials that the Blue economy represent for the continent.

In his words” African countries must cooperate to solve challenges peculiar to the continent. All maritime nations on the African continent have comparative advantage in different areas, and only collaboration will ensure that we complement each other, thus ensuring that the maritime sector contribute effectively to the growth of the continent”.Read more »

Monday, 16 October 2017

BLUE ECONOMY; WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING SECTOR- NIMASA DG. …Charges Nigerian Investors to Take Opportunity.


                     

Picture 1: The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (Center) and other discussants at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit which held in Abuja recently.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr.Dakuku Peterside has charged Nigerians to key into the opportunities afforded by the Blue economy stating that it is the fastest growing sector in the world with enormous business potentials.

The DG who made this known recently at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit themed "Opportunities, Productivity and Employment: Actualizing the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan" said that with the length of the nation’s coastline and the attendant volume of maritime trade, Nigeria is at an advantage of developing the blue economy and stakeholders have to actively participate to reap the benefits of the sector.

According to Dr. Peterside, “developing the blue economy is paramount across the globe now, and the public and private sector have to collaborate to sustainably harness the potentials of our maritime sector for the benefit of the Nigerian economy especially as the Federal Government continues the economic diversification drive”
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Friday, 6 October 2017

New Marine Notice and Procurement Adverts Available



New #Marine Notice and #Procurement Adverts Available.
Click to view http://nimasa.gov.ng/Marine%20Notices

NIMASA Institutes Essay Competition to Commemorate World Maritime Day



                           

As part of activities marking the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the institution of an essay competition to commemorate the event.
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