NIMASA Posts N9.9b, $38M into Government Coffers

Dr. Dakuku Peterside DG NIMASA

Dr. Dakuku Peterside

We need valuable suggestions, not praises- Peterside

Between June 1, 2016 and July 18, 2017 Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has made remittances in Naira and United States dollars totaling  N9,975,000,000 and $38,272,121.12 respectively.

The agency shed more light into its remittances into government coffers after it received a rare commendation from the Federal Executive Council. In a document obtained from its head office in Lagos, after a debit of $24,025,017 by the Central Bank of Nigeria the agency recorded five other credit transactions which came in three tranches of part payments  and full payments at various times.

After the Peterside led management team took charge following its resumption in March 2016, the agency recorded a leap in government revenue collection by posting a N5b collection on June 1, 2016 as part payment of operating surplus.

Next day,June 2,2016, it made another payment of N4,975,000,000 into the CRF. On November 22 of last year , it made part payment of $7,000,000 as  operating surplus into the account.

According to the document, the agency also made paid in a part payment of $15,000,000 of operating surplus on April 19,2017  before it posted another operating surplus on July 18, 2017  of $16,272,121,12

Director General of the agency,Dr. Dakuku Peterside has advised stakeholders in the maritime industry to see the agency beyond its recent feats of making commendable remittances to Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF)

Peterside said this in Lagos at an enlarged meeting with various stakeholders on ways to maximise the benefits in the country’s blue economy.

He said NIMASA has gotten enough praises and its in need of valuable advise that will help in full fulfillment of its mandates. Peterside reiterated the agency’s resolve to ensure safety of vessels and increase navigability of the nation’s waterways to promote employments in the areas of fishing,tourism, water transport and other ancillary maritime jobs.

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