of Nigeria (SAN) and Maritime Lawyer, on Wednesday tasked all political office aspirants in Nigeria to focus their campaigns on how to generate
revenue to sustain the nation’s economy.
The maritime expert made this call in
Lagos at a press briefing in Lagos.
have this focus bearing in mind continuous drop in oil prices at the
topical issue. How can Nigeria survive in view of dwindling fortunes in the oil
sector? This should have been made a key campaign.
immigration, labour dominate campaigns. It is hightime the contestants spoke their
mind on this issue which is critical to the nation,” Agbakoba said.
maritime sector is capable of serving as ‘backbone’ to the Nigerian economy if
its potentials are well harnessed.
attention that the maritime sector deserves would be negligence to a sector
that can save the nation’s economy.
sector are crucial to maximizing oil potentials because ships, rigs are
classified as vessels under our laws.
fundamental to strong oil economy and a country such as Nigeria can only ignore
it to the detriment of the economy,” he said.
Dr Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, had called
attention of the need for the nation to explore new revenue resources as a
result of the dwindling oil price.
justified when the situation adversely affected the Budget for the current
predicated on 73 dollars per barrel.
barrel, this has halved the value of the budget by nearly 50 per cent,” he