|DG NIMASA, Ziakede Akpobolokemi|
Agency(NIMASA) has expressed willingness to work with the Nigeria Ship-owners
Association(NISA) to actualise the provisions of the Cabotage Act to help restore shipping services jobs to indigenous ship-owners.
NIMASA made the pledge on Tuesday when the NISA Executive, led by its
President, Capt. Dada Labinjo, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Lagos.
inaugurated a committee to drive the cabotage regime to ensure that Nigerians
in the shipping sub-sector got the jobs that rightfully belonged to them.
I know it is difficult to do, but building indigenous capacity has to be given a priority, and we
must work to secure cargo and contracts for Nigerians.
(the umbrella body of the Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria) this morning, we
discussed the enforcement of the cabotage regime.
that jobs that Nigerians ought to do that are taken over by foreigners are
getting us very restive as we need to empower our people.
be deliberate and constructive to enable Nigerians operating in the shipping
sub-sector get jobs, considering some core things that must be done.
continuity would be handed over when the present administration is able to
achieve a pass mark in building indigenous freight and a national carrier.
have the desire, not minding that the greatest problem has always been with
implementing the law,” he said.
NIMASA Director General was to interact with the agency for mutually-beneficial
relationship, especially in building indigenous capacity.
members to get back the jobs that foreign shipping operators had taken from
by foreign shipping companies.
they will work together to achieve ‘zero illegality,” Labinjo said.
enjoined to acquire modern vessels so as to get jobs in the oil and gas service
implementing its Local Content Act as it does not register companies without
its citizen being at the helm of affairs, including being the main signatory to
a company’s business account.
engagement of indigenous shipping service providers in addition to its cabotage
regime, and that the provision was signed on Nov. 5.
option of encouraging investments in shipyards considering the projected
shipping requirements for the cargo carriage in the oil and gas.
that NISA be considered a vital role; advisory and service provision, when it
comes to application waivers.
of the application for waiver comes to NIMASA and takes us completely out of
it. Let any service user make his application, but please forward it to us and
within 72 hours we will be back with you to let you know if any one of us can
provide such a ship,” he said.
would be inaugurated on Wednesday to enable them begin planning and
preparations for the 2015 event.
Brown; Treasurer, Peter Olorunfemi; Financial Secretary, Dele Lamisa; Otunba
Shola Onaoji; Mr. Peter Ashinwo and Associate Member, Akin Olaniyan.