The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said that the Nigerian Ports Authority will soon commence the implementation of full automation and cargo tracking to promote ease of doing business across various ports in the country.

Oyetola in a statement by the Director, Press & Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike, noted that the Federal Government is keen on the diversification of the Nigerian economy away from the oil industry, hence, the need for the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

Speaking further, the minister said that the government is interested in partnering with relevant stakeholders under the public public-private partnership arrangement to maximise and explore the resources of the ocean sector for rapid economic development.


In addition, the minister noted that the Nigerian waterways have enjoyed adequate security with no single incidence of piracy for the past two years, calling on investors to take advantage of the opportunities and partner with the newly created Ministry to drive development.

September 29, 2023

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