NIMASA DG taking Nigerian blue economy to the next level
…Meets economic expert, Gunter Pauli to discuss possibilities
In line with the policy of the Federal Government to harness enormous resources abound in the maritime sector, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR, is taking Nigerian blue economy to the next level, as he met with Professor Gunter Pauli, to discuss possibilities in Nigeria’s Blue Economy.
The meeting that took place
in Abuja was a follow up to the session the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola CON had with Professor Pauli, where the need for the NIMASA DG to meet with experts like Gunter Pauli, was highlighted.
Dr Jamoh noted that having Professor Pauli interphase with stakeholders of the new Ministry would definitely help develop viable policies for the smooth take-off of the new Ministry.
His words : “I had the opportunity to meet the man that formulated the global policies around Blue Economy. We discussed various ways to harness the resources in the Nigerian waters in a sustainable manner. He has expressed his willingness to work with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to formulate policies that will help Nigerians begin to enjoy the gains of the establishment of the Ministry”.
On his part, Gunter Pauli, said he is willing to assist the Nigerian Government to develop policies around Blue Economy for the good of Nigerians.
Prof. Pauli, an Economist and entrepreneur, created models of the Blue Economy, which is now a global concept. He has worked with many countries to draw policies for their blue economies.
L-R: Professor Pauli Gunter, Director General of NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh; and Mr. Gelele Olushola, during a meeting on the possibilities of Blue Economy in Nigeria, held in Abuja
L-R: The Director General of NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR; Professor Gunter Pauli and other stakeholders during a meeting on the possibilities of Blue Economy in Nigeria, held in Abuja