The DIrector General, Dr Dakuku Peterside of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ( NIMASA) has said that the failure of progressive governments in the nation to set up the truly necessary strategy system and absence of ventures, among different elements are to a great extent in charge of the non-saddling and full use of Nigeria’s immense Blue Economic potential to the advantage of her residents.
The Blue Economy, which is additionally called the Economy of the Seas and Oceans, alludes to the characteristic sea blessings accessible to sea countries, for example, huge coastlines, which advance water transportation, fisheries, sea-going life, oil and gas and other mineral stores underneath the seabed, which are not accessible to arrive bolted nations.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who talked at a one – day class labeled “The Role of Journalists in Developing the Blue Economy”
sorted out by the organization in Lagos for sea columnists as of late , likewise recorded the absence of information as one of the main considerations repressing the usage of the country’s huge however horribly undiscovered sea assets.
As indicated by Peterside, the Federal Government must will and focused on starting satisfactory strategy structure that would drive the saddling and usage of that fragment of the country’s economy.
The DG stated: “Of a reality, Nigeria is genuinely supplied in oceanic assets. Be that as it may, throughout the years, there has not been adequate and think endeavors regarding setting up the correct approach system, making mindfulness and positive venture atmosphere that would incite the taping of these colossal assets to the advantage of the general population”.
He noticed that in a few climes, the legislature made the Ministry of Oceans and Seas, which plan arrangements and manage the remote ocean shipping, which he contended is a noteworthy portion of the Blue Economy, lamenting that Nigeria has not possessed the capacity to come up a national strategy on remote ocean transporting throughout the years.
The NIMASA – manager, who copies as executive of the Association of African Maritime Administrations AAMA, subsequently encouraged the pertinent arms of government to indicate greater responsibility towards making the correct arrangements and business condition that would upgrade the use of the huge capability of the country’s Blue Economy.
In his reaction, the publication leading body of the Nation Newspaper, Mr Sam Omatseye, who was the visitor speaker at the occasion, watched that the oceans and seas represent more than 90 for every penny of the world’s common assets.
He in this manner charged the columnists, particularly the sea media to add to the improvement of the Blue Economy through sharp and instructive reports.
Review that the Food and Agricultural Organization FAO, an office of the United Nations UN, had distinguished the Blue Economy as a noteworthy device for accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals SGDs.