In furtherance of its effort to ensure improved working conditions for seafarers in the country, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has midwifed the signing of the Nigerian Seafarers Conditions of Service Collective Bargaining Agreement .

The agreement signed at the Agency’s headquarters in Lagos was with the endorsement of the National Joint Industrial Council Collective Bargaining Agreement on minimum standards on conditions of service for Nigerian seafarers in both coastal and offshore sectors.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, expressed his belief that proper implementation of the agreement would bring about significant improvement in seafarers’ working conditions.

The DG, who was represented by the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services Gambo Ahmed, added that the conditions of service of the CBA is a minimum standard in line with the extant national and international regulations and must be met by all employers of seafarers.