Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi

NIMASA Not Meant To Generate Revenue, Says Amaechi

3 years ago
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MINISTER of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has no business generating revenue.

Rotimi Amaechi, made the statement through the ministry ‘s Director of Press and Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe, at the 5-day National Council on Transportation which was held in Kano State.

According to him, the mandate of the agency was to act as a regulator of maritime safety and security, not for them to look for money.

In his words, “the people that should be making money and they must hear it now is the Nigerian Ports Authority. It is their responsibility to make money. NIMASA should therefore focus on being a regulatory authority on issues of safety and security of our waterways.”

The minister further expressed that transportation was essential to sustainable development as it enables access to employment, business, education, health services and social interactions, and as such, President Muhammadu Buhari has made issues relating to transportation, one of the topmost priorities of his administration.


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