Nigeria’s Major Issues
A Round-Up In To Nigeria’s Major Issues
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.
Counterfeit Drugs In Nigeria, A Serious Problem The Police Said
Nigeria has been very serious regarding its international attempts at addressing the challenges of counterfeit drugs since Dora Akunyili took over the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in 2001. To deal with the serious issues of counterfeits, the initial move was to address issues of corruption.
In five years Akunyili, a 52-year-old professor of pharmacology, has gained a lot of popularity in Nigeria due to her strong approach against corruption.
Nigeria is currently considered as one of the most corrupt nations over the globe, according to Transparency International. Prior to Akunyili, various staffs used to misuse their power to charge money from various business groups and also were involved in taking bribes from counterfeiters simply to allow them in the Nigerian medicines market. Akunyili dismissed many corrupt r officers. To prioritize honesty among the other staffs and to boost confidence in them, she offered incentives like foreign training, better facilities and work culture.
Akunyili stated to a leading media that: “The level of corruption we had in 2001 cannot in any way be compared to what we have now. It has decreased to almost zero. But it is still a problem. We cannot rule it out completely.”