NIMASA, judiciary to reposition maritime

Director – General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the was taking deliberate steps to work with the Judiciary and other arms of government to reposition Nigeria’s maritime industry, by providing necessary updates on information and law.
Speaking at the opening of the 7th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminal for Judges with the theme: “Towards effective Admiralty in a Blue Economy” organised jointly by NIMASA and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) which held in Lagos, Peterside stated that in initiating the seminar, the noted the and time sensitiveness of maritime issue and the consequent requirement for prompt resolutions.
According to the DG “In initiating this event, the is not unaware of the and time sensitive nature of maritime issues and their attendant requirement for speedy resolutions often through judicial pronouncements by superior courts of records. The scenario no doubt puts pressure not only on those entrusted with the responsibility of responding to the economic exigencies, but also on judicial officers responsible for balancing important notions of justice, contract and the law”
He also noted that the objective of the seminar over the years has been to sensitize the target Judges on contemporary maritime law issues both within and outside the Nigerian Jurisdiction as shipping is a multi-jurisdictional enterprise.
He further added that in line with NIMASA’s towards ensuring capacity building for critical stakeholders, the Agency decided to expand the scope of attendees to cover Justices of the Court of Appeal because of their critical roles in the dispensation of justice.

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