Agbakoba Applauds Pres. Tinubu On Creation Of Ministry For Marine And Blue Economy

The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for creating the Ministry for Marine and Blue Economy.

Agbakoba (SAN) in a statement email to this medium described the creation of the ministry as a welcome development which will be of absolute massive economic opportunities to the Nation.

Agbakoba SAN in his statement captioned: “The Maritime Sector Applauds The Creation Of A Ministry For Marine And Blue Economy”, also expressed delight for creating the Ministry which he said he said came to be after 30 years of advocacy.

The statement reads: “I express perfect delight that after 30 years of advocacy on major maritime policy, finally a Minister for Marine and Blue Economy has been named. 

“The Maritime Sector has been a distinctly ignored sector of our Economy. This is has been a major omission. Nigeria is a maritime nation and must advance policy issues to tap into the absolutely massive economic opportunities. 

“This is a sector that will, with proper direction of Government easily contribute at least 7 trillion to the public revenue, key aspects of our maritime policy must focus on enforcement of Cabotage Legislation, Ports development, ocean governance and the blue economy in addition to many aspects of this incredibly wealthy sector. 

“Speaking for the Maritime sector, I can say we look forward to robust policies by Government.”