Lagos — The Federal Government has commenced moves to get back to the Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Council seat.
A seat it lost about four years ago after losing out to Egypt during the 2018 elections after several millions of Naira was expended on campaigns and lobbying other maritime nations to vote Nigeria.
Speaking at the just concluded World Maritime day celebration, Director of Maritime Services, Federal Ministry of Transport, Dr. Paul Adalikwu said that a Committee to ensure Nigeria’s success at the election in November has been set up.
Adalikwu also said that the attainment of the Sustainable Developments Goals without the development of the maritime industry will be a myriad.
He said: “As we look forward to yet another round of campaigns and canvassing for the position of Council membership of the IMO, which is just around the corner.
“I must appreciate the deep thought of this year’s planning committee for the event to have aligned this technical session with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, of the United Nations, which Nigeria has deeply accepted and is continuously making efforts to attain.
“The role of the maritime sector in the attainment of the SDGs cannot be over emphasized.”