2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo will produce blueprint for maritime sector development--Official

Dr Omogbai Omo-Eboh, Head of Intellectual  Group, NIMAREX Planning Committee 

The Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX), says the event would come up with a blueprint for the development of the maritime sector.

Dr Omogbai Omo-Eboh, the Chairman of the Intellectual Group of the Committee, said this in an interview in Lagos.

Omo-Eboh said that previous maritime conferences and exhibitions in the country had formed a basis strong enough to serve as advice to the government on workable policies that could effectively drive the industry on all fronts.

``We are going to produce a communique at the end of (the expo) as we have always done in previous editions.

``But the difference now is that when the communique is published, we are not just going to leave it somewhere to gather dust on the table.

``We are going to present it to the highest levels of government; the highest levels of policy makers and decision makers in government.

``We are going to produce it in (the) form of a blueprint as to what we want the government to put in place in order to develop the maritime industry in this country, which is big.

``And to derive maximum benefits for the country and her citizens from the maritime sector.``

According to Omo-Eboh, Nigeria has a pool of human resources, who are versed in the maritime sector and who have realised how much value their inputs will bring to improve the industry.

He also said that Nigerians had the required technical know-how, which they had acquired over time.