24 January 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Gas Association, NGA, has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, to join in its mission of advocacy for gas and promotion of gas investment in Nigeria.
The association said its other mission includes promotion of best practices in line with global standard.
Making the call during a recent visit to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos, president of the NGA, Mr. Dada Thomas, acknowledged NIMASA’s role in the shipment of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, and Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, in the country.
He stated that the agency had an impact on the efficiency and the way gas business is carried out in Nigeria, charging the management to intensify efforts in that regard.
Thomas recalled that part of the mandate of the agency as enshrined in the NIMASA Act is environmental management, which involves safety of species, organisms and all forms of resources inherent in the maritime environment. .
In welcoming the NGA executive members, Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, expressed the commitment of the agency to the green environment initiative, which is a global strategy to ensure that our environments are free from all forms of pollution.
“As our nation is committed to diversification, gas remains untapped; hence you can count on NIMASA in this advocacy drive”, Peterside said.
The director general added: “We appreciate the fact that cleaner fuel is the way forward if we want our environment to be clean; as part of our strategy to achieve this, we need to collaborate with relevant organisations like the Nigerian Gas Association, amongst others.”
He stated that the issue of climate change was a global phenomenon and assured that NIMASA would continue to lend its voice in support of the advocacy for clean environment, which will further guarantee a safer and secured business environment.
Peterside also assured the executive members of the NGA that the Agency was open to all forms of partnerships that would help the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime sector.