Seafarers in the country have appealed to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to provide friendly working environment for shipping business to thrive in the country.
The group under the aegis of Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association stated this in Lagos on Thursday while unveiling activities to mark the 2018 Day of the Seafarer on June 25.
President of the association, Engr. Mathew Alalade, commended NIMASA for giving Nigerian seafarers the opportunity to work onboard ships, noting that the implementation of articles of the Cabotage law has increased.
He said, “Our people are telling us that NIMASA is calling them and they are getting jobs onboard. So in terms of Cabotage, obviously, NIMASA is doing well now. But NIMASA should do more to improve the welfare of the seafarers because of the stress they face at sea which can lead to trauma for them.”