The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, will engage in high-level consultations with government and private sector stakeholders on igniting the blue economy at the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS).
The IMO scribe is expected to deliver the keynote address at the event, which is scheduled to hold from November 21 to 22, 2022 with the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, as the chief host.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, and the Governing Board Chairperson, NIMS, Mfon Ekong Usoro.
The event, which is themed: “Igniting the Blue Economy,” will feature government-to-government, government-to-business, and business-to-business exchanges toward increasing investment and efficiency in the Nigerian maritime sector.
According to the organizers, the visit of Lim will be the first by an IMO Secretary-General to Nigeria in more than 20 years.
The visit has been facilitated by the Federal Ministry of Transportation in collaboration with the Governing Board of NIMS.
“We are pleased to have this rare opportunity to host the world’s top global maritime diplomat in Nigeria and to showcase the significant milestones achieved by this administration in the maritime industry.
“The visit of the IMO Secretary-General reflects the importance attached to Nigeria’s role in the Gulf of Guinea and her recent strides in confronting the challenge of maritime security and cleaner oceans. It also opens opportunities for Nigeria in ongoing and emerging multilateral engagements,” the statement said.
Source: The Guardian