*Now biggest employer of seafarer in West Africa with over 622 sailors
Lagos — The shipping arm of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, NLNG Ship Management Limited, NSML, has recorded 84 percent of its Nigerianization process saying that ‘‘by the end of 2022, it would have completed its 100 percent.’’
Nigerianization where only Nigerians will be ones running the shipping firm.
Disclosing this at the weekend, Managing Director of NSML, Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed said that the at the end of next year, there will no foreigner working with the shipping of the company as every position would have been taken over by Nigerians.
The target is a 100 percent by 2022, However, recognizing the international nature of our trade, we felt it was expedient to allow for some mixture as we keep up to 85 percent Nigerians and fifteen percent foreign sailors so as to be able to reap the benefits of what is happening in the world.
He explained that Nigerianization of the NLNG Ship Management Limited started from inception with a policy to Nigerianize the shipping Company.
He said; ‘‘Recognizing the international nature of our trade, we felt it is expedient to have some sort of mixture amongst the seafarers, so we are keeping it up with 85 percent Nigerians and 15 percent foreigners.
‘‘We are doing so as to be able to reap the benefits of what is happening around that world with regards to the seafaring profession.”