Provided below are three major concerns of Nigeria at present and the latest updates on it.
The Nigeria request to have a maritime data bank
According to the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the agency are gearing up for a single-data window system for all sorts of functionalities in the Nigerian maritime sector in a kind of fashion that data needed can be availed through a single platform.
According to him, a maritime data bank would engender swift national financial growth.
Peterside, who initiated this in Lagos during a communication process with journalists, also mentioned that the Nigerian maritime sector presently provides around 100,000 direct jobs with hastening effects of more than two million jobs.
According to him, the sector was worth of sufficient statistical specifications published in monthly fashion through the National Bureau of Statistics. Putting lights on the survey and inspection of vessels calling at Nigerian ports, he stated that the swift interference vessels the organization provided in past year resulted in growth in port, flag, and coastal state control inspections.