The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA says it generated over 22.9 billion naira to the consolidated revenue fund in 2018.
According to the Director General of the agency, Dakuku Peterside, this is the highest ever contribution coming from NIMASA from its inception till date.
Peterside, who said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Marine and Transport in Abuja, said NIMASA proposed 112.1 billion naira for the 2019 fiscal year.
He said the agency, in the year 2019, would be focusing on closing out all ongoing projects.
The agency boss said NIMASA would continue to give priority attention to maritime security which has been a challenge for some time.
Peterside told the committee that the agency did not want the country to be known as hot spot of piracy which is the challenge we are facing now.
As part of its effort, he said the agency would host a global conference on maritime security in the country in October to get the world to focus on the Gulf of Guinea.