Pay your dues or else – NIMASA warns shippers

by Iyobosa Omoregie
The Central Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Warri, Ibikunle Olayiwola, has warned terminal operators and shipping companies in the zone against non-remittance of maritime dues.
Olayiwola gave the warning during a visit to NIMASA in Oghara, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta, on Saturday, December 20.
According to him, going forward, any maritime operator that failed to remit such dues and levies promptly to the agency would be sanctioned.
He said: “NIMASA will not tolerate non-compliance with rules on payment of statutory dues and levies by terminal operators and shipping companies within the zone. I also want the terminal operators to cooperate with NIMASA to enhance smooth operations on the waterways.”
In his remarks, Bode Ibisanmi, Depot Manager, Nepal Oil and Gas Services Ltd, Oghara, thanked Olayiwola for the visit.
Ibisanmi said the visit had enabled the company to be aware of its responsibilities and promised that it would carry them out.
“I now know those things required of us, especially as it concerns the remittance of levies and dues as required by law. We will abide by it,” he said.


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