By Isaac Anumihe
As part of the initiative to reposition the maritime sector for greater efficiency in line with International best practices, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will release the empirical forecast that will determine the outlook of the industry in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2018.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this in Lagos recently further stated that the Nigeria forecast would deal with how developments on the international scene affects the industry in Nigeria, which would also serve as a guide for investors and stakeholders in the maritime sector.
Peterside noted that the forecast would be released from a holistic perspective in order to know areas of advantage that will be of immense benefit to stakeholders and industry players, both locally and internationally.
“On the positive side, it will look at where the opportunities will be in 2018 and 2019; will greater investment in oil and gas translate to more demand for offshore support vessels? What are the industry perspectives? What government and its agencies should do to attract more investment in the industry, among other salient issues,” he said.