The Integrity Group of the Nigerian Indigenous Shipowners Association (NISA) emphasized on Saturday that the establishment of the Ministry of Maritime and Blue Economy has been overdue. They stated that the creation of this ministry holds the potential to generate employment, foster sustainable growth, and contribute to the country’s wealth creation.
The group also confirmed that the nation’s maritime sector with function better under the leadership of the newly appointed minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.
According to Leadership, the group expressed their congratulations during a press statement to Bunmi Ojo on his appointment as the head of the newly created Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
In a report by Energy Afrique, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), expressed his commendation for the establishment of the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry under the leadership of Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo. He revealed that will provide a platform to bolster development plans and reduce economic hardships faced by the nation.
Although it’s acknowledged that Hon. Ojo may have limited experience in the shipping subsector, the Integrity Group remains optimistic about the possibilities for growth and cooperation. We commend the government for its visionary approach in assigning this vital role to an individual capable of introducing new viewpoints and inventive concepts.
The maritime sector holds a central position in Nigeria’s economic advancement, capitalizing on the blue economy and making substantial contributions to trade, job generation, and sustainable progress. As a collective of shipowners committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, the group emphasized that they are confident that under Hon. Ojo’s leadership, the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy will thrive.