The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Friday said that technology was highly required for the growth of the maritime industry.
Peterside said this when members of the Lagos Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) led by its President, Mr Tope Aladenusi, paid him a courtesy visit in Lagos.
A statement by the Head, Corporate Communication Team in NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, quotes the director-general as saying that “technology is dynamic and NIMASA is always willing to avail itself of technological changes’’.
Peterside said that Digital Transformation Strategy was one of the five Medium Term Strategic Growth Plans of his administration intended to reposition the agency and the maritime industry for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
“If there is one enabler that will change the way we work, it is technology and we are prepared to maximise its use in repositioning the agency.
`That is why we welcome partnerships in utilising technology that will be beneficial to the growth of the industry and the nation as a whole,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the director-general as saying.
Earlier in his address, the leader of the ISACA delegation expressed the readiness of the body to partner with NIMASA in three core areas.
According to him, these areas are: creating trust in the business technology environment, setting up standards and framework to aid regulatory oversight and training of NIMASA staff.
He said, “In fulfillment of its digital transformation programme, the management of NIMASA has commenced the re-engineering of processes and systems in NIMASA through automation to engender greater efficiency and eliminate revenue leakages.’’(NAN)