NIMASA seeks support for Nigeria’s election into IMO Council 

Improved regional cooperation in focus at Gulf of Guinea forum 


Ahead of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Election scheduled to hold virtually in December, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has called on the international maritime community to support Nigeria’s bid for election into Category C of the council. 

Speaking at the third seminar of the Atlantic Centre in Lisbon Portugal, on Tuesday, Jamoh urged IMO Member States that consider themselves as friends to Nigeria to support the country’s bid. 

He said, “We ask for your vote and count on your continued confidence in the efforts of Nigeria to work in partnership with other nation-states in the Gulf of Guinea, to continue keeping our corridor of the Atlantic Ocean a safe passage for seafarers, their vessels and the vital supplies they transport for our common sustenance.” 

Jamoh also requested the removal of Nigeria by the global shipping community from designation as a war risk zone. He said this causes increased insurance premiums, even as he explained recent efforts by the Federal Government to make the country’s waters safer for crewmembers, vessels and cargoes through the implementation of the deep blue project. 

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