The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has vowed to fight marine pollution in Nigeria to a standstill.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, who said this recently at an event in Lagos, noted that the agency was committed to improving the living and working conditions of seafarers aboard ships.
Jamoh, who was represented at the event by the Executive Director, Operations, Mr Shehu Ahmed, said that this could be achieved by developing a system of harmonised port state control inspection procedures.
He also said that such a system of harmony would only be achieved by working through the synergistic quadrants of cooperation, coordination, collaboration and cooperation.
The NIMASA boss said the agency was committed to ensuring that substandard vessel did not find safe haven in the west and central African region.“All of these can only be realised when we develop a system of harmonised port state control inspection procedures for the region. Such a system of harmony will only be achieved by working through the synergistic quadrants of cooperation, coordination, collaboration and cooperation.”
“We are all here to learn, to be refreshed and to be reminded of our general commitment to ensuring that no substandard vessels find a safe haven in this region. Let us, therefore, openly compare notes and share our experiences and best practices with each other even as we provide our various experts with our attentiveness,” he concluded.