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Nigeria critically placed for Africa’s business, Peterside tells investors


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside has urged players in the international maritime industry to look for Nigeria for doing business as the country houses the needed indices for investment.

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Mr Peterside also said Africa is ready to engage on equal terms with the rest of the world in the area of maritime businesses.

He made the at the 2017 Nor-Shipping event, holding at Lillstrome, Norway from May 29 till June 2, 2017, according to a statement from NIMASA’s Head, corporate communication, Isicheli Osamgbi.

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He told the gathering that Nigeria’s participation at Nor-Shipping was “to say to the world that we have a lot to offer. There are lots of opportunities in the maritime administration of Nigeria.

“We are diversifying our economy, we are the biggest economy in Africa with a vast population, vast coastline of over 800 kilometers, endowed with many natural resources and a good Gross Domestic Product, GDP, amongst others. So if you have to do business in Africa, you must talk about Nigeria.”

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