The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has called on Nigerians in the diaspora to consider investing in the country’s maritime sector, describing it as the next big thing packed with assets to fuel the growth of the economy.
Bashir Jamoh, the director general of NIMASA made the call during the closing ceremony of the Global African Diaspora Symposium, themed, ‘Building stronger connections between Africa and the Global Diaspora,’ in Abuja.
Represented by Isichie Osamgbi, the director of Special Duties, the NIMASA boss described the maritime sector as an untapped gold in the country and 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 now. An investment in the maritime sector in Nigeria is considered well-invested funds,” he said.
On her part, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the director general of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) – organisers of the Symposium, 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.