The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), His Excellency Kitack Lim, has rated Nigeria high on the global economy.
Lim who spoke during a reception in his honour by stakeholders in the maritime industry said Nigeria has remained very important not just to Africa but also to the global economy.
He said that Nigeria was blessed with huge natural potentials and nice people.
He said, “This is my first time in Nigeria. I thank the Honorable Minister of Transportation, Engineer Jaji Sambo and his team from the Ministry for inviting me. I also want to thank the Director General of, NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other industry stakeholders. As far as I am concerned, Nigeria is one of the most important countries not only for Africa but in the global economy. The country is blessed with huge potentials, huge natural resources, and above all very nice people. I have had pleasant experience from my interactions with Nigerians at the IMO, and I am excited to be here”.
Among those who attended the reception include the Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo , Permanent Secretary Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Heads of Agencies under the Ministry, and stakeholders from the Nigerian maritime industry were on hand to meet the IMO Secretary General.
Officials of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG Ship Management limited were among the stakeholders who attended the reception.
NLNG is also partnering NIMASA in the Deep Blue Project operational engagement session scheduled as part of the activities of the IMO Sec Gen visit to Nigeria.
Kitack Lim who is billed to tour some operational activities of NIMASA tomorrow is also expected to be part of the discussion on the decarbonisation and greenhouse gas emissions at NIMS 2022 holding today and Tuesday in Lagos.