Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, is scheduled to visit Nigeria from November 20 to 22.
During his visit, the Secretary General will attend the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) where regional policies and operational perspectives to decarbonisation and Green House Gas emissions in shipping will be the focus. The Federal Ministry of Transportation and its agencies in collaboration with the organised maritime private sector are hosting the event.
Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo said the Federal Government is committed to ensuring Nigeria becomes a major destination for global maritime players.
On his part, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said the visit by Kitack Lim, which is the first by an IMO Secretary General to Nigeria in over fifteen years, is a testament to the renewed confidence of the international maritime community in Nigeria.
“We are glad that after fifteen years, an IMO Secretary General will be visiting Nigeria. Our desire is to continue in this stead until we attain a status of not just the hub of maritime activities in the region, but a major player in the global scene,” he said.
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