Oct 31 2023
Speaking in Lagos, at the commissioning
of the Mission to Seafarers (MTS) centre in Lagos, the managing director of
NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, said a minimum
of 6,000 Seafarers visit the country’s seaports every month.
LEADERSHIP reports that with 6,000 Seafarers’
visiting every month, Nigeria seaports received over 72,000 seafarers annually.
According to Bello-Koko, it has become
expedient that the authority intensify
collaborations with global institutions like the MTS to encourage Shore Leave
and Crew Change and to reap the benefits for coastal tourism.
He said, “the partnership with the Mission to
Seafarers and consequent development of this Seafarers Centre, we are gathered
here to commission, is a testament of relentless commitment to advancing the fortunes
of maritime trade and unleashing fresh opportunities for growth and prosperity
inherent in Nigeria’s blue economy.