Invest in maritime, NIMASA advises Nigerians in diaspora

Invest in maritime, NIMASA advises Nigerians in diaspora
Dr Bashir Jamoh, DG, NIMASA

 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has urged Nigerians in diaspora to invest in the country’s maritime sector.

According to a statement from the agency, Jamoh made the call in Abuja during the closing ceremony of the Global African Diaspora Symposium, themed ‘Building stronger connections between Africa and the global diaspora,’.

Jamoh, who was represented at the event by the Director of Special Duties, NIMASA, Mr Isichie Osamgbi, described the maritime sector as the next big thing packed with assets to fuel the growth of the economy.

He said, “The maritime sector is an untapped gold in the country and we see it as the future oil. The assets in the maritime industry we call it the ‘blue economy’ is far greater than you can imagine. So, we believe it is something worth investing in. An investment in the maritime sector in Nigeria is considered well-invested funds “

Earlier, the Director General of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, organisers of the symposium, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed appreciation to NIMASA for their support of the programme and urged participants interested in the maritime industry to reach out to the agency for clarity.

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