July 23, 2024
Nigeria Immigration boss seeks NIMASA’S collaboration on Cabotage
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Eyo Nsima
Nigeria Immigration Service has sought collaboration, aimed at effective enforcement of Nigeria’s Cabotage Act with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Satefy Agency, NIMASA.

The Comptroller General of Immigration, CGI, Isah Jere Idris disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Director-General of NIMASA, Bashir Jamoh in his office in Lagos, Thursday.

said apart from the enforcement of the Cabotage Act, collaboration in other areas of interest will lead to stronger regulation “Blue Border Environment.”
He said: “We shall make very useful contributions to the maintenance of Blue Border security and national economic prosperity if we join forces to address emerging challenges across our coastal lines.

“NIMASA, NIS and indeed other critical stakeholders in the maritime sector need a lot of joint operations and collaborations to meaningfully address the worrisome issues of unacceptable violation of the serenity of our maritime lines and its rich natural endowment.

“Seeking ways of standardizing Seafarers’ Identification Document, SID in line with ICAO specifications; Processing/issuance of visas Temporary Work Permit, TWP and other immigration facilities to foreign seafarers; Participation in various joint committees aimed at ensuring the successful implementation of the Cabotage Act and participation in the implementation of the International Ships and Ports Security, ISPS facilities Code.”
He added: “Membership and participation of ISPS Code Implementation Committee, ICIC and Synergizing with NIMASA, Port Security Officers, PSOs, Port Facility Security Officers PFSOs, Ships Security Officers, SSOs to check security breaches by stowaways and other criminal elements within and around the port environment.”

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