April 16, 2024

Engineering central to realising sustainable blue economy’

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Adebayo Obajemu

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has said that the engineering profession was an important ingredient to the actualisation of the Blue Economy ideals. He made this disclosure to commemorate statement the World Engineering Day.

Expatiating further on the role of Engineering in the maritime sector, he disclosed that being in a digital age, there is nothing that can be done manually hence, everything about the maritime sector evolves around technology, which points to the important role of the Engineering profession.

He said: “Today, we are in the digital age and things are no longer done manually. The maritime industry’s evolution towards sustainability is dependent largely on the engineering profession and the same can be said of the Blue Economy. Smart Ports, green energy, and harnessing Ocean resources are all dependent on the engineering profession.

“it is worthy of note that the youths constitute over 65% of our population and they are much more tech savvy. This is simply a pointer to the fact that technology will play a major role in the future of Nigeria and any sector that does not embrace engineering and technology risks being obsolete in Nigeria.

Therefore, engineering and ecological advancements are key to enhancing Nigerian maritime capabilities, facilitating smoother trade, and positioning the blue economy, contributing to economic growth.”

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