September 25, 2023


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Minister of Marine and Blue Economy assures rehabilitation and modernisation of ports soon.

By Afolabi Oyekunle with agency report

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy.

The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola CON, said the rehabilitation and modernisation of the nation’s ports would commence soon.

He made this known shortly after concluding his interaction with the various heads of agencies and departments under his ministry.

The minister, had received

receiving briefings from the heads of agencies and departments under his ministry

So far, he has interacted with all the departmental heads and followed up with the heads of agencies, beginning with the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), National Inland WaterWays Authority (NIWA) and Nigeria Shippers’ Council.

He rounded off the briefings with the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron and the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

He promised to look into some of the issues impeding their smooth operations with relevant agencies of the government, just as he reiterated the need for effective collaboration among agencies within the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry so as to realise the vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration for the sector.

Oyetola also noted that dredging of the nation’s ports will also continue so as to make them remain navigable, enhance their operations, and ensure improved revenue generation for the Federal Government.