Nigeria calls for increased regional collaboration in maritime sector

Nimasa director general, Dakuku Peterside.

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) director general, Dakuku Peterside, has called for increased regional collaboration in the maritime sector on the African continent.

Speaking at a technical workshop held in Texas in the United States yesterday, he said regional cooperation was key to the development of the maritime sector in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the safety and security of inbound and outbound goods.Nimasa director general, Dakuku Peterside.

Collaboration would also serve as an effective measure to grow both human and infrastructural capacity, he added. Profiling and information sharing on maritime criminality and illegality and a functional legal framework for the maritime sector were critical areas of focus, he said.

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