The bill to amend the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA Act has passed the first reading on the floor of the Nigerian Senate.
This is contained in a statement issued by LAWMA Director, Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, and made available to newsmen Friday in Lagos.
The DG who made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Mal. Usman Hayatu Mazadu at the head office of the Agency in Lagos, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potentials.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has trained seafarers, its employers and other stakeholders on medical certification.
They include the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Osagie Edward,
Jamoh said that with the creation of this “long overdue ministry,” it will give a massive boost to plans and programmes the President intends to deploy.
The Nigerians have written a petition tagged, “Unlawful Replacement Of Nigerian Crew With Ghanaians At Nembe Creek In Bayelsa State By Capt. Dash (Aiteo General Manager),” to the Executive Director of Operations, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), urging the agency to probe the alleged lawlessness currently going on.
The areas include but not limited to the dolphin jetty, waterfront of the jetty adjourning the slipway, an administrative block, a construction, welding and mechanical workshop and a civil maintenance workshop, among others.
A rescue team from Total Energies Nigeria Limited on noticing a distressed vessel at sea around Offshore Operational Field, OML 100, immediately sent signals to the Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, RMRCC, located in NIMASA informing the Agency of the situation.
Others involved are Nigeria Railway Corporation, River Basin Development Authority and Nigeria Customs Service.
The court delivered the judgment on Friday in the Appeal filed by the former NIMASA boss.
Following this, the former boss of the Transport agency called on President Bola Tinubu to consult widely with the stakeholders in the industry before taking final decision on the proposal.
The skill acquisition centre located in Zaria according to NIMASA Assistant Director, Public Relations, Osagie Edward has facilities such as: Electrical, mechanical, sewing, technical, and welding learning facilities amongst others for youths and women.
It also indicted the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and 46 other Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Jamoh disclosed this Tuesday when he received retired Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (Rtd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
General Ndiomu made the request on Tuesday when he visited the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh.
The MD of NIMASA spoke in Lagos State amid the recent promotion of two of the Agency’s staff to Directors.
The Director General of NIMASA Dr Bashir Jamoh, who chaired the meeting, which also had the Director General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) Dasuki Arabi in attendance, noted that the agency is committed to the Ease of doing Business while implementing International Conventions which Nigeria has ratified and domesticated. He noted that with Nigeria now a destination for global communication players, the time has come to prevent unregulated underwater cable laying, which might become hazardous to shipping.
The call, which came in at about 11.30 pm on February 2, 2023, from the Safety Officer on MT ALIMA reported that while cleaning the tanks of the vessel by a private cleaning company, eight of the cleaners developed complications due to insufficient oxygen available in the tank to sustain them. The position (coordinates) of the ship at the time of the call was 06*20.9’’N,003*21.9’’E at the single buoy mooring area in Lagos.