The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh, has disclosed that the Badagry Deep Seaport project in Lagos is pivotal to the economic development of Nigeria.
NIMASA DG made this statement when he visited the the Akran of Badagry, De-Wheno Aholu Menu Toyi 1, in Lagos.
Acccording to him, his visit was to to honour the king for allocating land to NIMASA to establish a project in the community
In his words: “Nigeria is strategically located at a significant point in the Atlantic Ocean, with about 853 kilometres coastline, which gives us a geographic advantage to become a maritime hub for not only the West and Central African region, but also the entire maritime trading world.
“And with over 70 per cent of cargo bound for West and Central Africa destined for Nigeria, we also have a huge commercial advantage.
“The Badagry Deep Seaport, planned to be Africa’s biggest and most advanced seaport when it becomes operational, will help to maximise this extraordinary maritime potential. This is more so given the strategic place of Badagry in the region,” he said.
He also gave kudos to the first class monarch for his hospitality, saying that the land given to the agency would be used judiciously.