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DUPLICATION OF ROLES IN MARITIME INSTITUTIONS ...Master Mariners Call For Government Intervention.

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Sandra Ukele. The Nigerian Association of Master Mariners  held its quarterly paper presentation in its secretariat in Lagos recently. The group of maritime professionals opined that it is unethical for the Federal Government to enact similar laws and enshrine same in the articles of maritime agencies. It would be noted that similar roles and obligations have been accorded maritime agencies such as the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on the evacuation of shipwrecks in Nigerian waters. The professional body while speaking to journalists streamlined the need for government to realign existing maritime laws and make them adaptable for maritime institutions to implement.   According to the Chairman Nigerian Ports Consultative Forum Mr. Tunde Folarin: "The elegance of drafting so many other maritime agencies laws have become conflicting. In the sense that it now  very difficult for agencies to perform particular f

DANGOTE, FLOUR MILLS RECONSTRUCT APAPA-IJORA ROAD.

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Sandra Ukele. The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the sponsors of the Apapa-Ijora road, Dangote Group and Flour Mills Nigeria. The signing of the MOU was accompanied by the handing over of the project to the sponsors. The N4.34billion project is jointly sponsored by AG Dangote, Flour Mills and the Federal Government.  The construction of the road would take a period of one year starting from the day of commencement. The Minister therefore called on motorists and pedestians to bear with the construction companies while the process lasts. Fashola explained that the use of AG Dangote for the construction was to give the road a better outlook and facelift with the use of concrete. According to the minister, the construction is to resolve the challenges usually encountered on the road. He commented: “We are embarking on what will be the final solution to the massive inconvenience, businesses and residents in Apapa and its environment ha