INSTITUTIONAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS FOR THE NIGERIA MARITIME INDUSTRY
Good governance and maritime safety, security and surveillance Gare vital to achieving the vision and goals of Nigeria’s Sectorial Integrated Marine Policy. This is in addition to:
- Planning and decision-making at the various levels of governance (international, national, regional and local) all of which are vital components of harnessing our maritime assets.
- The delivery of more efficient and effective public services.
- Provision of a robust planning and licensing framework.
- Robust legislation and regulation that can support sustainable development and create a degree of certainty as well as a safe and stable environment for business and customers.
The Federal Government since the colonial era legislated regulatory agencies and consigned duties to these agencies with specific reference to the unique challenges as the need arose. These agencies include: Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Custom Service(NCS), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), Meteorological Services, National Boundaries Commission (NBC), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC)…….