Nigeria Has Lost Fortunes to Collapse of Nigerian National Shipping Line

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Nigeria Has Lost Fortunes to Collapse of Nigerian National Shipping Line

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, said Nigeria as a maritime nation has lost fortunes to the collapse of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) about 13 years ago.

Obaseki, disclosed this in Onne, Rivers State, during the official christening of the nation’s latest addition to the Nigerian ‘fleet’, the MV OSANYAMO, built by the STARZS Group and delivered by the Damen Ship Yard.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, made a call on the private sector to take advantage of the enabling environment and invest in the nation’s maritime sector.

However, Obaseki commended the STARZS Group Chairman, and arrowhead of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Greg Ogbeifun for his dedication, commitment and resourcefulness, particularly in mobilizing local funds, institutional supports and utilizing same, in a very challenging environment, in a bid to lift Nigeria’s flag as well as boost the employment opportunities for other Nigerians.

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