A support group known as Asiwaju Maritime Network (AMN), said it has concluded plans to launch a strategic book to guide the incoming administration towards realising the enormous potentials in the nation’s maritime sector.
The book titled; “Asiwaju: Roadmap to Renewed Maritime Hope,” will be launched at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja on Saturday, May 27th, 2023.
‘Roadmap to Renewed Maritime Hope’ is a call to action, a rallying cry for unity, and a testament to the limitless potential that awaits the nation if the possibilities in the maritime industry are unlocked.
According to the convener of the group, Mallam Usman Kaoje, the book is an enlightening journey into the possibilities that lie within the Nigerian maritime industry, “it is beckoning us to embrace a long-term vision, leadership commitment, and a renewed sense of confidence. This book encapsulates the collective desire to overcome challenges and stimulate investment and growth, while meeting the unique demands of our vibrant industry.”
He observed that at the forefront of the minds of the AMN is the imperative to decongest Apapa Port and unlock the potential of other major seaports such as Onne, Warri, and Calabar.
“We recognize the need for forward-thinking strategies to modernize our ports, including deepening harbors, expanding berths and docking facilities, and enhancing the accessibility of waterways for the seamless transportation of goods and passengers.”
“Inter-agency cooperation and coordination stand as vital pillars in our journey toward transforming Nigeria into a prominent maritime nation. We are a nation intrinsically linked to the vast ocean that surrounds us, nurturing our growth within the Gulf of Guinea region. By acting decisively, persevering, and fostering collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders, we can fortify our position and pave the way for sustained prosperity in the years to come.”
“Let us embark on this transformative voyage together, fuelled by innovation, resilience, and unwavering determination. The time is now to embrace our maritime destiny and secure a prosperous future for generations to come,” he said.