Lagos — As part of its Climate Action plan, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has commenced moves to checkmate the emission of Green House Gas, GHG emission with a view to reducing pollution.
Speaking at the just concluded International Maritime Organization, IMO-organised regional workshop on United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, NIMASA’s Director General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside said that the agency has perfected plans to monitor GHG through data collection, monitoring and verification as stipulated in the Paris Agreement.
Peterside also disclosed that Nigeria has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Maritime Transport Coordinating Center MTCC for Africa on Climate Change towards ensuring GHG emission reduction in the maritime sector.
The agency boss also said that NIMASA has also invested in acclimate observatory station at the Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile-Ife in Osun state as part of effort to effectively manage atmospheric challenges associated with climate change in Nigeria.
He explained that NIMAS will sustain efforts towards achieving 0.5 percent Sulphur Oxide in bunker fuel oil.
He said: “Nigeria strategy towards migrating from 3.5Sulphur content to 0.5 content has witnessed increased awareness, establishment of bunker fuel oil supply register, accreditation of laboratories , capacity building on emission reduction and establishment of compliance monitoring and enforcement.”