His Excellency Kitack Lim commended Nigerian Navy and NIMASA for effectively collaborating with local, regional and international partners to achieve success in the war against piracy.
He offered IMO partnership with Nigerian government to achieve port community system for the west and central Africa Region.
“As we continue to look at ways the International Maritime Organization (IMO) can assist Nigeria, and other African member states, in increasing their maritime capabilities, I wish to use this opportunity to congratulate NIMASA for the successes recorded in reducing piracy and other maritime crimes in Nigeria’s territorial waters, and the Gulf of Guinea area, to record low levels”
“We understand that this has come about through NIMASA’s collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, as well as local and international partners and for this, we say congratulations”.
“When it comes to maritime personnel, we must all work to ensure that there is race and gender diversity in the maritime industry and as such, laws and policies promoting equality and diversity musy be pursued.”
“This in turn will make the career possibilities of future generations wishing to join the maritime family brighter”.
“One of the most recent additions to the global maritime calender has been the addition of the first ever ‘International Day for Women in Maritime’ which would be celebrated for the first time next year. I hope you all would join us in marking this day meant to celebrate the contributions of women in the maritime industry”.
Assured of IMO support for Nigeria maritime industry to achieve cleaner oceans and greener shipping