Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), His Excellency Kitack Lim has declared Nigeria as a very important country not only to Africa, but to the global economy. He stated this on arrival in the country at the meet and greet reception hosted in his honour by stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry.
According to him, “This is my first time in Nigeria. I thank the Honourable 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”.
A statement signed by Osagie, Assistant Director, Public Relations, NIMASA said Kitack Lim who is from Korea said Koreans consider Nigeria a dream land and expresses hope for more cooperation between both countries
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.
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG Ship Management limited is among the industry stakeholders partnering the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency 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 is also expected to have a firsthand experience of some operational activities on NIMASA which is the focal Agency of NIGERIA liaising with the IMO under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
Picture:Hon. Minister of Transportation Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, in a warm handshake with Secretary General of the IMO His Excellency Kitack Lim while FMOT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, Managing Director National Inland Waterways, Dr. George Moghalu, and NIMASA DG Dr Bashir Jamoh looks on in admiration