22 Apr 2021

The issue of port utilization in Nigeria has continued to dominate conversations within maritime circles, and will remain on the front burner for some time to come. The conversation borders on the preference for the two Western ports at Tin Can Island and Apapa by importers, and the seeming neglect and obvious underutilization of Eastern ports in Port Harcourt, Onitsha and Calabar. Th...

01 Jul 2020

In recent times there have been many descriptions and even depictions of the Gulf of Guinea in not too encouraging terms or colours as it relates to maritime security. It is against this backdrop that I assume office as the 13th Director General of NIMASA and not oblivious of this painful narrative. So, in getting down to brass-tacks, I intend to ensure that ‘Security is Priority’ as Chi...

01 Jul 2020

There is hardly a day that passes when I don’t peer through the window of my office on the 9th floor at NIMASA HQ overlooking the Apapa seaport and quay area, the very epitome, indeed flagship, of Nigeria’s maritime expanse. As busy as the scenery may look, very often my gazing experience leaves me wondering at our wasted opportunities in the very depths of endless maritime possibilities...