Monday, 26 September 2016

World Maritime Day 2016 and the imperative of harnessing Nigeria's maritime potentials

Every year, the last week of September is set aside to mark the World Maritime Day. The World Maritime Day is recognized by the United Nations as a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of shipping to the global economy.
Shipping is perhaps the most international of all the world’s great industries. The ownership and management chain surrounding any particular vessel can embrace many different countries. It is not unusual to find that the owners, operators, shippers, charterers, insurers and the classification society, not to mention the officers and crew, are all of different nationalities and that none of these is from the country whose flag flies at the ship’s stern.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Making Nigeria regional hub: Task before NPA

Over the years, there has been the agitation for which country is best suitable for the onerous responsibility of serving as the maritime hub station for the West African sub region. In this questhas been the popular choice of Nigeria, with Cote d’Ivoire, Angola and lately- Ghana trailing in the contest.
Ideally, the choice of Nigeria for this regional role in port operations, both in maritime and Oil &Gas affairs should be considered a foregone conclusion, if only successive government policies had been adequately harnessed and implemented to make this dream a reality.