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    NIMASA DG Commends Tinubu For Establishing Ministry Of Marine/Blue Economy, Selecting Tunji Ojo As Minister

    ByHybrid Communications

    Aug 18, 2023

    The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for establishing the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry and selecting Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to oversee its operations.

    Jamoh lauded the creation of this “long-awaited ministry,” emphasizing its potential to significantly enhance the implementation of the President’s plans and initiatives. He conveyed his belief in the maritime sector’s substantial capacity to provide ample opportunities for the country’s youth. In light of this, he encouraged young individuals to actively explore the prospects within the Nigerian maritime industry.

    He said, “I want to commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for creating the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry and appointing Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to man its affairs. There are new opportunities around us, and I’m glad Nigeria, with the creation of this ministry, will explore the concept of the blue economy.

    “The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem. Blue Economy Activities include Maritime shipping, Fishing & aquaculture, Coastal tourism, Renewable energy, Water desalination, Undersea cabling, Seabed extractive industries & deep sea mining, Marine genetic resources, and Biotechnology.”

    “Honestly, this ministry is long overdue, more importantly, to support the diversification of the economy. Efficient management and sustainable exploitation of the marine resources in our seas and oceans, no doubt, provide a veritable tool for Economic Growth.” Jamoh said.

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