The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said that the agency will reopen its office in Lokoja, Kogi State, as part of efforts towards harnessing the blue economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting research and development.
Jamoh made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Usman Hayatu Mazadu at NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.
“The cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve on research and development. Our goal is to establish the nexus in maximizing the use of available resources in the nation’s inland waterways and the deep blue waters within 28 states – spanning over 4,000 kilometers of inland waters and over 200 nautical miles of ocean resources …” he said.
The KADSEMA Executive Secretary sought the cooperation of NIMASA in the discharge of its duties.
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