The Federal Government has said there are plans to ban foreign vessels from operating on Nigerian waters in the nearest future.
Speaking through the Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside during an interview on Channels Television’s Business Morning, the Nigerian government said the agency is working towards a time when foreign-owned vessels will not be allowed to trade on Nigerian waters.
The NIMASA boss said there is an urgent need to train Nigerians on how to properly utilize the opportunities in the maritime sector.
“We have rolled out a five-year cabotage waiver cessation plan. That means that in the next five years, there are a number of waivers we would no longer grant,” he said on Thursday.