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Marine and Blue Economy minister leads Nigeria’s delegation to IMO General Assembly in London

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By Abiodun OBA

Adegboyega Oyetola, Nigeria’s Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, will lead the nation’s delegation to the 33rd session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) General Assembly, holding in London from today Monday, 27th November to December 6, 2023.

The minister’s spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan disclosed via his X handle on Sunday.

The minister Omipidan noted, arrived in London on Saturday ahead of the event.

According to him, other members of the delegation expected to attend the session are the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani, Director, Marine Safety and Security, Babatunde Bombata and the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh.

According to him, the IMO General Assembly is the highest governing body of all member states in the maritime domain, responsible for approving the work programme and budget, determining financial arrangements, and electing the IMO Council.

Omipidan further hinted that the assembly convenes every two years, and this year’s session provides a platform for the minister to deliver Nigeria’s message to the Assembly and actively participate in shaping maritime policies at the global level.

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