The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, remitted $1.34 billion between 2009 and 2014 into the federal government coffers.
A document detailing the agency’s profits from 2009 till date, shows that it’s collection jumped from about $172.6 million in 2009 to $288.2 million in 2014.
Between 2010 and 2013, the NIMASA made $199.9 million, $214.8 million, $226.6 million and $242.3 million respectively.
The figures further revealed that from January to June 2015, the agency has already collected $148 million, making the total of the agency’s collections from 2009 to June 2015 to be $1.49 billion.
The NIMASA has the statutory mandate to collect 3 per cent levy on all international inbound and outbound cargo.
The agency in the last four years recorded many other huge feats in maritime capacity development, training about 2,500 young Nigerians on maritime professions in universities abroad under its National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP).