Nigeria’s apex maritime regulatory organ, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is no laggard on the matter of remittances to the Federation Account.
The NIMASA Director-General, Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, stated that the Agency is up-to-date in making remittances to the Federation Account and has so far remitted over N9.7 billion, being operating surplus in 2014 alone.
The figures in recent media reports are not in consonance with what has been recorded with the Federal Ministry of Finance, according to Akpobolokemi.
He stated: “NIMASA is mindful of the critical role of financial resources in actualising the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan and has therefore continued to contribute its statutory quota towards making the government’s programmes a reality.”
Akpobolokemi said that NIMASA has continued to make remittances to the Federation Account, noting that this latest remittance for the year 2014 is way above its projection.
He assured that NIMASA is committed to actualising its mandate working with more advanced technology, such as the recently launched Satellite Surveillance System that is capable of monitoring, in real-time, vessel activities in the country’s maritime domain.