By Innocent Orok
The immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside will on Thursday 1st July , 2021 inaugurates the Blue Economy Resources Nigeria Coordinating Group. The inauguration will be done virtually through Zoom, at 12 noon WAT.
The Group is a private sector driven initiative out to bring the Blue Economy Advocacy to the front burner of government and the organized private sector.
The Group which is Chaired by Hajia Lami Tumaka, (FNIPR) a former NIMASA Director, has other members as HRH Alhaji Munir Ja’afaru, OFR, mni, (Madakin Zazzau), former Director General , Nigerian Maritime Authority ( NMA), Jean Chiazor Anishere, SAN, Mr. Temisan Omatseye, former Director General NIMASA, Commodore Daniel Atakpa (Nigerian Navy ) and Senator Grace Folashade Bent, CON. Others are Mr. Ojiji Oniri Onya, Alhaji Dikko Tahir Bala, Chief Michael Onuoha and Suleiman Adama, serving as Secretary to the Group.
Members of the Group are expected to use their individual and collective wealth of experience, both in government and the corporate world to move the Blue Economy sector forward through the promotion of dialogue, strategic partnership, capacity building in maritime policy/law, infrastructure development, community inclusiveness, environmental management and related challenges.
The Chairman of the Board , Hajia Lami Tumaka, however invites stakeholders to to hook up to the inauguration ceremony.