Blue Economy: NIMASA to Invest in Research, Development – Jamoh
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says it is set to re-opening its Lokoja office, as part of efforts toward harnessing the Blue Economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting research and development.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, in a statement in Lagos on Thursday, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potential.
He made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Malam Usman Mazadu, at the Head Office of the agency in Lagos,
According to Jamoh, the key cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve research and development.
“Our goal is to establish the nexus in maximising the use of available resources in the nation’s inland waterways and the deep blue waters within 28 states.
“The deep blue waters is spanning over 4000 kilometres of inland waters and over 200 nautical miles of ocean resources; should be maximised with the coming of the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
“Now, the blue economy has come to stay and very soon you will see the impact of what we have; in terms of the gains and benefits to grow our Gross Domestic Product, while improving the well-being of our Economy,” he said.
Earlier in his remarks, Mazadu of KADSEMA lauded the agency for the feat achieved so far, which cuts across the entire Nigeria.
While seeking cooperation with the agency in possible areas, he expressed the readiness of KADSEMA to support the agency in areas that may be deemed possible. # Blue Economy: NIMASA to Invest in Research, Development – Jamoh Reps to Reduce Revenue Collection Agencies – Deputy Speaker