‘Nigeria’s Maritime Sector Holds Huge Opportunities’


The Maritime sector is
said to  have vast potentials which when properly harnessed could provide  a lot of growth base for the economy of Nigeria.
The General Manager, Starzs Marine and Engineering Limited, Mr. Aijaz Nabi, stated this Saturday when the firm hosted  Port Harcourt Metropolitan  Chapter of Junior  Chamber  International at the Oil and Gas Free Zone Onne, in Rivers State.
Nabi said when maritime is mentioned, what comes to people’s mind is shipping, but noted  that a broad base of the issue is that maritime goes with maintenance,  repairs, shipping and its vast service operations.
The General Manager said time has come for Nigerians to begin to appreciate  the wide range of activities and their attendant opportunities  available  to Nigeria.
Nabi said as technology  grows in the industry, it opens interesting opportunities and wide range of new challenges stressing  that operators must be on the top to keep pace with the dynamism in the marine sector.
Members of ICN  number about 12, were taken round various sections of the company and get acquainted  with the company’s different  stages of operations.
Assistant General Manager of the company, Mr. Pusam  Kanism, stressed the strategic importance of safety in marine and said as ship repairers and ship yard consultants,  Starzs Marine and Engineering Limited holds safety of lives and property in high premium.
The President of JCI Port Harcourt Metropolitan chapter, Ambassador  Onyinyechukwu Mberedogu said the tour was  part of entrepreneurial training programme and that the  body  decided to visit the company because of the strategic  importance and abundant opportunities it provided to youths.
She commended the management of the company for the opportunity the visit afforded JCI members.
Some of the participants told The Tide that the visit has provoked new interest in them, describing it as exciting.