Nigeria Solicits UN Support In Marine Resources Development


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The Ministry of Maritime and Blue Economy has solicited the support of the United Nations in the Development of maritime resources within the Nigerian space.

The Minister, Adegboyega Oyetola made the request when he received the recently appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria and representative of the UN’s Secretary General, Mohamed Malick in Abuja, according to a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi on Friday.

The Minister assured the representative that Nigeria was willing to partner in harnessing the oceans’ resources and noted that this was reflected in the creation of the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to Oyetola, “We would be happy to partner with UN in in the area of research, development of technology, fishery, biodiversity, renewable energy and other areas that make up the totality of the marine and blue economy ecosystem,” he said.

The minister noted the significance of the UN’s dedication to the issue of the efficient harnessing of Marine resources.
This he pointed out, was through the UN’s definition of Blue Economy as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihood, and job creation while preserving the ecosystem.

Drawing out efforts of the Ministry to curtail and improve the marine space in the safety and security of Nigeria’s waters, the Minister disclosed that the country has recorded zero incidents of piracy for 3 years and would strive to sustain this aspect.

He also outlined the training of seafarers but highlighted that much still needs to be done in this area.

Speaking on the visit, Malick congratulated Nigerians on the establishment of the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry, noting that it was an indicator to the World, Africa, and the Sub-region of Nigeria’s resolve to contribute and make the environment safer.

The UN coordinator said, the ministry would create opportunities for employment for the younger generation and reinvigorate the economy.

Mallick added that Marine resources when deployed accordingly could significantly reinvigorate the economy as well as drive economic development.

 

 


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