Nigeria’s maritime industry has the capacity to bail the country out of the present economic recession if maritime potential is fully harnessed.
The director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, DAKUKU Peterside advanced this position during his tour of the Central and Eastern operational facilities of the agency.
TVC News Maritime Correspondent, Ifunanya Eze reports that the tour of the Central and Eastern zonal offices of the maritime safety authority was encompassing.
The director general and the executive management team assessed the scope of the operational activities of the offices in Sapele, Warri, Yenogoa in Bayelsa State and Port Harcourt.
The engagement with staff of the agency at the various locations visited echoed several concerns impeding their ability to function maximally in the zones.
In his response to the stated concerns, the director general reiterated the agency’s commitment to the restructuring and repositioning of the apex maritime agency for greater performance.
He also addressed the threat of marine pollution and the unregulated activities of some terminals and jetties zones.
In view of which he says that enforcement platforms will be set up to tackle the challenges. ###