As part of measures to attract foreign investors to the Nigerian maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has made the commitment to showcase the potentials of the Nigerian Maritime Sector at the Norway Shipping week holding later in the year.
In a statement, Isichei Osamgbi, Head of Corporate Communications, said the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside made this known when the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Mr. Ronny Berg and the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Jens-Peter Kjemprud paid him a courtesy visit at the NIMASA Headquarters in Lagos recently.
Dr. Peterside who noted that Nigeria has a very rich maritime heritage said that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi would be leading a delegation from Nigeria to grace the event and meet relevant maritime stakeholders at the side lines of the occasion in Norway.
He said, “The delegation, to be led by the Honorable Minister of Transportation will be holding series of meetings with maritime stakeholders during the Norway shipping week to discuss available opportunities in the Nigerian maritime industry”.
Responding, the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Trade said that Nigeria is Norway’s biggest trade partner in Africa hence the need to strengthen ties through cooperation and collaboration.
According to the Norwegian Deputy Minister “Norway has had trade ties with Nigeria since the 1890s when stock fish from Norway was shipped into Nigeria. Norwegians have interest in investing in Nigeria especially the maritime sector and we are willing to support NIMASA in delivering a safe maritime economy “, he said.