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Jamoh Lauds Tinubu’s Creation of Marine, Blue Economy Ministry, Appointment of Ojo

...Says renewed hope economic agenda will be boosted


 

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the creation of the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry and appointment of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to man its affairs.
Jamoh said that with the creation of this “long overdue ministry” it will give a massive boost to plans and programmes, the President intends to deploy to take Nigeria out of its economic doldrums.
While expressing optimism that the maritime industry is large enough to engage the teeming youths in the country adequately, he urged them to take advantage of the opportunities in the Nigerian maritime sector.
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 in the face of our dwindling economic fortunes and, 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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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email: ismail.aniemu@aol.com

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