The Minister of state for transportation Gbemisola Saraki says the Maritime sector in Nigeria is capable of drastically reducing unemployment.
Speaking to journalist on the sidelines of an inspection tour of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway alongside the Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi Saraki reiterated her commitment to revamping the sector .
“We need to ensure that what this Government is trying to achieve by creating direct and indirect jobs and enabling environment for business is done”.
Saraki said her stint in the senate committee on Maritme would provide valuable experience in handling gray areas in the sector.
“We have to go back again to look at the issue of the shipping industry and cabotage and the main issues right now is that of port decongestion and I was humbled to be one of the people who passed the cabotage Act and many years later, to see that it has not been fully implemented is a bit disheartening”.
“The most important thing is to ensure that at the end of it, what the president wants which is the issue of creating jobs for the teeming number of Nigerians will be done”.
“I can assure you that the Maritime sector as it is done anywhere else in the world, is a sector that can create a lot of jobs and opportunities”.
Recall that the Minister of transportation had earlier delegated the Minister of state to oversee the Maritime sector so that he can focus on the railway sector.