NSC’s mandate more robust with creation of Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy -NSC Boss Ukeyima


By Abiodun OBA

The maiden creation of the new ministry of Marine and Blue Economy makes the core mandate of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to be more robust.

The new Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima posited as he assumed duty at the Council’s Headquarters on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ukeyima said Shippers’ Council is integral to the success of the agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, His Excellency Gboyega Oyetola on Marine and Blue Economy.

According to a statement signed by Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju, NSC Deputy Director, Public Relations, the new NSC Boss said, “over the years, the nation has been mulling the diversification of the economy from oil dependency to other revenue generating sectors.

“This is the first time the Federal Government has taken a bold and pragmatic step by creating the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

“The creation of the new Ministry, the Council’s mandate becomes a lot more robust.

“There is a lot of work to be done”.

Noting that Council’s staff are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and also equal to the task ahead, Ukeyima pledged to be a servant leader, and promised that his tenure will reward hard work and commitment.

Management staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council with Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

“Sometimes we don’t appreciate knowledge but moving forward, we will reward hard work,” he assured.

The new ES/CEO who conveyed his intention to hit the ground running, further assured the staff of his readiness to work as a team for the realization of NSC’s mandate within the context of Marine and Blue Economy.

He thanked the Management and staff of the Council for the warm reception accorded him.

Ukeyima was well received by Management and staff of the Council.

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