NIMASA committed to development of blue economy – Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety

Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside has said the agency remains committed to

growing the ideals of the blue economy by bringing to the fore adequate

knowledge of the sector in line with the capacity building drive of the


Dakuku, who made this known during an interactive session with newsmen in

Lagos, said adequate knowledge of the sector would ensure fair and

professional reportage. He charged the media to embrace investigative

journalism in their method of reportage as it will benefit the maritime

industry and the nation at large.

The DG who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and

Administration of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh also gave the assurance that the

agency will continue to partner the media in various ways, including

capacity building; adding that they the fulcrum through which the

activities of the Agency can be made public, thereby attracting more

participation in the sector.

“On our part as an Agency, we give priority to capacity building as it

remains the only way the industry can grow and the Media are not left out

of this. We are what we project to our stakeholders, both local and

international; hence the need for the media to embrace investigative

journalism to make their reportage factual and balanced”, he said.

He stated that the agency remains committed to the ideals

of actualising the Blue Economy, which deals with the totality of all

economic activity associated with the oceans, seas, harbours and coastal

zones. The concept also includes; aquaculture, biomedicine, boats and

shipbuilding, ship repairs, defense and security, amongst others all geared

towards wealth and job creation for the growth and development of the

Nigerian economy.

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