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L-R: Professor Pauli Gunter, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh; and Mr. Gelele Olushola, during a meeting on the possibilities of Blue Economy in Nigeria that was held in Abuja.

Blue Economy: Jamoh, Gunter Pauli meet to discuss possibilities  

L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR; Professor Gunter Pauli and other stakeholders during a meeting on the possibilities of Blue Economy in Nigeria that was held in Abuja.
L-R: Professor Pauli Gunter, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA Dr. Bashir Jamoh; and Mr. Gelele Olushola, during a meeting on the possibilities of Blue Economy in Nigeria that was held in Abuja.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR, has met with Professor Gunter Pauli to discuss possibilities in Nigeria’s Blue Economy, in Abuja. The meeting is a follow up to the session the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola CON had with Professor Pauli, where the need for the NIMASA DG to meet with experts like Gunter Pauli, was highlighted.

Jamoh noted that having Professor Pauli interphase with stakeholders of the new Ministry would definitely help develop viable policies for the smooth take-off of the Marine and Blue Economy Ministry.

“I had the opportunity to meet the man that formulated the global policies around Blue Economy, and we have discussed various ways to harness the resources in the Nigerian waters in a sustainable manner. He has expressed his willingness to work with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to formulate policies that will help Nigerians begin to enjoy the gains of the establishment of the Ministry,” Jamoh said.

On his part, Gunter Pauli said he is willing to assist the Nigerian Government to develop policies around Blue Economy for the good of Nigerians.

Prof. Pauli, an economist and entrepreneur, created models of the Blue Economy, which is now a global concept. He has worked with many countries to draw policies for their blue economies.

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