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THE viability of a port is more than ever linked to the level of infrastructures which are needed to enhance capacity to sustain and foster growth in traffic throughput in response to the growth of economic activities, so declared Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority, Mallam Habib Abdulahi.

He made this declaration at a recent seminar organized by the Authority on Procurement Process and the need to enhance budget performance, for Port Managers in Lagos.

THE Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Joseph Ezeoba has reiterated the determination of Nigerian Navy to tackle problem of Piracy and Sea robbery.

He made this known during a recent visit to the Headquarters of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Headquarters in Lagos.

Ezeoba stated that his visit to NIMASA was to open fresh discussions with the Agency to enable the Navy and the Agency synergize to realize the mandate of stamping out Piracy.

DIRECTOR General of  Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi  has said that the choice of University of Nigeria (UNN) as one of the centers for Maritime Institute was based on the important role the university played in education of Igbo race.

He made this known recently when NIMASA played host to a top delegation of Ohaneze led by a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife. 

THE Senate Committee on Marine Transport has raised eyebrows on the pattern of recent employment in Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency[NIMASA] alleging that it was tilted in favour of a section of the country particularly Ijaw where Director General of the Agency Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi hails from.

Committee members, led by the Chairman of the Committee Senator Zainab Abdulkadir Kure made this observation during a recent visit to the Headquarters of NIMASA in Lagos as part of their oversight function.

THE General Manager Eastern Ports, Nigerian Ports Authority Mr. Sotonye Etomi has said that the Eastern Ports is ready and open for partnership/synergy with investors in the growth and development of Free Trade Zone.

He made this remark in a chat with newsmen at the just concluded Oil and Gas Trade and Investment Forum held at Onne, Rivers State.

Etomi expressed appreciation with the participants for their attendance and also applauded the investors/stakeholders for their confidence in the Federal Government Port reforms Policy.

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