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AFRICAN DAY OF SEAS AND OCEANS (25th JULY 2019)

The African Union (AU) at its 22nd Summit in Addis Ababa set the period from 2015 - 2025 as the 'Decade of African Seas and Oceans' and the date 25th July as the African Day of Seas and Oceans. In line with this mandate, NIMASA will be celebrating this year's African Day of Seas and Oceans on the 25th of July 2019.   Theme: HARNESSING NIGERIA'S...

GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY CONFERENCE (7th - 9th OCTOBER 2019)

In most recent times, maritime security issue features prominently on the agenda of international and national discourse on sustainable development, particularly the use of oceans and seas. This is in furtherance of the fact that a nexus exists between a secure maritime domain and trade facilitation among countries. The reason for this increasing attention on maritime security is the grave threats insecurity on the seas...

Oil Drilling Operations: Court Order Will Create More Jobs – Dakuku

·        Sees Boost in Maritime, Cabotage Benefits ·        Oil Rigs are Classified Vessels, Says Court Judgement The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has commended the judgement of the Federal High Court in the case involving Seadrill Mobile Unit Nigeria Limited and the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT), which confirmed NIMASA’s right to collect fees from drilling operations. NIMASA was...

MARITIME SAFETY: PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSENTS TO ANTI-PIRACY BILL

·        Nigeria First in W/Central Africa to Satisfy International Requirement on Piracy Law ·        Act Will Deter Maritime Criminalities, Boost Blue Economy – Dakuku President Muhammadu Buhari has given his assent to the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Bill, 2019, in an unprecedented move billed to bring a dramatic improvement in security on the country’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zone. The Presidential...

NIMASA SUPPORT TO FLOOD VICTIMS A GREAT RELIEF – KATSINA GOVT.

…We’re Happy To Touch Lives, Says Dakuku  Katsina State Government has lauded the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for supporting the government’s effort to take care of the welfare of its people, saying the gesture is a great relief. The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, gave the commendation while receiving relief items donated by NIMASA to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in the...