UK, US Forge Collaborative Partnership With Nigeria’s Marine And Blue Economy Ministry

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The governments of the United Kingdom and the United States have affirmed their commitment to joining forces with the Federal Government of Nigeria to foster the development of the newly established Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy. This strategic partnership is anticipated to serve as a catalyst for enhancing Nigeria’s economic growth prospects.

This significant announcement was made during separate meetings held in Abuja; where representatives from both nations engaged with Nigeria’s Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.

The U.S. delegation, led by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn, Senior Coordinator for Atlantic Cooperation, chose Minister Oyetola as their first point of contact following the Atlantic Cooperation ministerial meeting held on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York, convened by U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken. Ambassador Lapenn conveyed the U.S. government’s willingness to provide technical support to bolster Nigeria’s economic growth within the marine and blue economy sector. Additionally, she highlighted the collaborative pursuit of innovative technologies to address challenges within this sector.

On the British front, Dr. Richard Montgomery, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, expressed the UK government’s fervor to collaborate with the Federal Government in combating the issue of illegal fishing in Nigeria’s territorial waters. Dr. Montgomery commended Minister Oyetola’s decision to embark on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework for investments in this sector.

Minister Oyetola underscored Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to harness its coastal resources to facilitate tourism development, and create an enabling environment for business growth. He reaffirmed Nigeria’s dedication to realising the goals set forth by the Atlantic Cooperation initiative; emphasising plans to enhance port efficiency, stimulate economic growth, generate employment opportunities, particularly for the nation’s youth, and capitalise on the UK’s Blue Planet Fund, designed to support developing countries in safeguarding their marine ecosystems and reducing poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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