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Ukeyima assumes duty as Shippers’ Council’s ES/CEO

by Samson Echenim

The newly appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima has
assumed duty at the Council’s Headquarters in Apapa, Lagos today.

A statement by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, NSC, Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju said the new helmsman of the seaports economic regulatory agency was received by the management and staff of the Council.

During a brief ceremony to welcome him, Ukeyima conveyed his intention to hit the ground

“He assured all of his readiness to work as a team for the realization of the Council’s mandate
within the context of Marine and Blue Economy,” the statement noted.

Management staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council with Ukeyima, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

Ukeyima said Shippers’ Council is integral to the success of the agenda of President Bola Ahmed
Tinubu administration and the maritime sector under the current Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Gboyega Oyetola.

“Over the years, the nation has been mulling the diversification of the economy
from oil dependency to other revenue generating sectors. This is the first time the Federal
Government has taken a bold and pragmatic step by creating the Ministry of Marine and Blue
Economy,” Ukeyima said.

According to him, with the creation of the new ministry, the Council’s mandate becomes a lot more

While pledging to be “a servant leader, the new Shippers’ Council boss pointed out that there is a lot of work to be done. However, he observed that the Council’s staff are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and also equal to the task ahead in supporting him to deliver on his mandate.

He promised that his tenure would reward hard work and commitment.

“Sometimes we don’t appreciate knowledge, but moving forward, we will reward hard work,” he enthused.

He thanked the management and staff of the Council for the warm reception.



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