The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside said the agency contributed N16 billion to the consolidated revenue account in 2019.
He made this known during NIMASA’s Corporate Dinner and Merit Awards held in Lagos on Saturday.
Dakuku stated that the annual maritime forecast accounted for the N16 billion it contributed to the nation’s consolidated revenue account as at October 2019.
Peterside explained the achievements couldn’t have been possible if not for the dedication of staff.
He also added that they improved NIMASA’s image and perception since the inception of the yearly awards few years.
He further highlighted some feats such as the introduction of final billing system, that crashed vessels’ bill clearance time from between 2 and 10 years to 14 days, leading to improvement on vessel turnaround time. According to him; the vessel turnaround time has reduced dwell time and incidental demurrage, as well as recovering more revenue for the government”.
Peterside further stated that the agency also improved on ship registry and increased ship tonnage respectively.
He, however, expressed his happiness for the long service awardees and maritime stakeholders, who he maintained supported immensely to the growth of the foremost maritime regulator.
“NIMASA was not under any illusion that all was already well, as more work still needed to be done to consolidate the modest achievements made so far, “Peterside said.
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