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NIMASA upholds commitment to vision of IMO’s audit

      The International Maritime Organisaion
Member State Audit Scheme(IMSAS)team and some Nigerian officials

The Director General of the
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku
Peterside, has declared the Agency’s support for the vision of International
Maritime Organization Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) for Nigeria. 

Peterside, stated this during the
opening session of the IMSAS for Nigeria at the NICON Luxury Hotel in Abuja on
He said that the IMO Audit was in
line with the vision of the Agency, which aims at ensuring that the Nigerian
maritime sector regains its pride of place in the global maritime industry.
While welcoming the IMO Audit team
to Nigeria, Dr. Peterside observed that the result of the audit would enable the
Agency to identify and rectify areas requiring improvement and consolidate on
areas where Nigeria has comparative advantage over other maritime
The Audit, which is expected to
last from June 6 -14, 2016 is aimed at promoting consistent and effective
implementation of applicable IMO conventions, resolutions and protocols amongst
member nations.
The Audit is also expected to assist
member states lagging behind, to improve their capabilities in the enforcement
of these instruments for the overall benefit of global shipping. 
The IMSAS team from the IMO that
will undertake the audit is comprised of Capt. Cahit Yakin, Hakon Stohaug and
Wei Song.
The Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Transportation, Mr  Sabiu
Zakari represented the Hon Minister at the opening ceremony.
In attendance also, was the Chairman
House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration Hon. Mohammed
Umaru Bago, the Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the IMO, Mr
Dikko Bala as well as other directors in the ministry of transportation.

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