Ondo and Lagos States are to take advantage of their nearness to the sea to grow their economies.

Speaking at the just concluded 2021 Mission to Seafarers symposium which had the theme, “Maritime Development and Development of Nigeria- Connecting our Heritage”, both states reeled out efforts to harness maritime potentials.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said that his administration is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the Deep Sea Port in Ilaje Local Government Area of the State is established.

He disclosed that on a regular basis, government meets with stakeholders to facilitate the take off, of the port.

” As a government willing to take the lead role in maritime business, we will give the needed support to the Mission to Seafarers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry”.

“Going forward, I want to assure you that Ondo State Government is willing to take lead role in maritime business “.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated that the aquatic potentials available in Lagos exposed the state to inter-continental trade and has contributed in making it the cosmopolitan city that attracts people and trade from across the world.

 “There is the urgent need for us as a government to address the needs and challenges of developing a virile maritime sector that will boost socio-economic growth and development for the benefit of our people and regional integration of countries that are landlocked. The maritime industry is a veritable wealth generation and job creation platform which has continued to benefit many people including seafarers, merchant vessel operators, ship chandlers, import and export cargo brokers among many other available and emerging opportunities.”

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