Minister of Transportation Mu’ azu Jaji Sambo says Nigeria is committed to achieving greener shipping in line with the campaign by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, to attain sustainable development in the maritime industry.
Sambo said the country would not be left behind in the global move towards greener shipping just as he urged stakeholders in the maritime sector to begin exploring ways to transition into a greener and more sustainable future.
On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh noted that the Theme for this year’s world Maritime Day celebration is in line with the agency’s mission of achieving cleaner oceans in developing shipping in Nigeria.
Jamoh pointed out that NIMASA is already working in line with the call by the IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim for developing countries to adopt green technology.
According to the IMO Secretary General, “The World Maritime Day theme 2022 “New technologies for greener shipping” – reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of the sustainable maritime sector and the need to build back better and greener in a post pandemic world”, he said.