“Tinubu tasked the new appointees in this vital sector to faithfully implement the policies and programmes of the Minister”
As part of his vision to harness ocean resources for the nation’s economic growth and improve livelihoods, President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday appointed the Chief Executive Officers for two critical agencies in the Marine and Blue Economy ministry.
They are Mr Munirudeen Bola Oyebanji for the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Mr Akutah Pius Ukeyimah for the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC).
The lastest appointments by the President were announced in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale and given to Persecondnews in Abuja on Wednesday.
The President tasked the new appointees to implement policies as outlined by the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, in sustaining the use of ocean resources to boost the economy and create jobs.
The new ministry which was created on August 21, 2023 by President Tinubu has the capacity to generate more than $1.5trn per year.
The statement said: “Alhaji Munirudeen Bola Oyebamiji is a graduate of Banking and Finance and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Business Administration. He is an Economist with industry experience of more than 28 years before he entered the public service.
“In the public service, he first reversed the downward trajectory of the Osun State Investment Company Limited before serving as the Osun State Commissioner of Finance for eight years.
“Mr. Akutah Ukeyima is a graduate of Law and holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He most recently served as the Head of the Central Authority Unit, International Cooperation in Criminal Matters, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
“President Bola Tinubu tasks the new appointees in this vital sector to faithfully implement the policies and programmes of the honourable Minister in pursuit of the expeditious and efficient attainment of bolstered revenues and investments as part of the “Renewed Hope Agenda’s Blue Economy strategy.”