Akutah Pius Ukeyima has assumed duty as the executive secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC).
Ukeyima, who was received by the management and staff of the Council, conveyed his intention to hit the ground running.
He assured all of his readiness to work as a team for the realisation of the Council’s mandate within the context of the Marine and Blue Economy.
Ukeyima said the Shippers’ Council is integral to the success of the agenda of President Bola Tinubu and Gboyega Oyetola, the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, on Marine and Blue Economy.
The NSC Boss said that over the years, the nation has been mulling the diversification of the economy from oil dependency to other revenue-generating sectors; this, he said, is the first time the Federal Government has taken a bold and pragmatic step by creating the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.
According to him, with the creation of the new Ministry, the Council’s mandate becomes a lot more robust.
He pointed out that there is a lot of work to be done, pointing out that the Council’s staff are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and also equal to the task ahead.
He promised that his tenure would reward hard work and commitment.
“Sometimes we don’t appreciate knowledge but moving forward, we will reward hard work,” he said.
He thanked the Management and staff of the Council for the warm reception.