The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has put in place, a three -year development plan from 2016 to 2019, termed ‘Medium Term Maritime Growth Strategy’ to guide its efforts in reshaping the sector.
The Director-General of the agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, at a stakeholders forum to chart a new roadmap for the development of the maritime industry , stated that the agency was undergoing a structural, cultural and performance reforms to ensure that the maritime industry contributed positively to the economy.
According to him, the planned reformation of the sector would however not manifest without the input and support of stakeholders.
“The agency is on a mission of self -recovery towards the actualisation of its core mandate for the benefit of the nation’s maritime sector and the country as a whole, this however, will only be made possible with the back-up and contributions from stakeholders” Peterside pointed out.
“He added that the agency’s performance would no longer be measured by how much revenue it generated, but how well it could stimulate the necessary growth of the sector for the benefit of indigenous operators and other Nigerians.
“Our performance will be service 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,” the NIMASA boss stated.