by Mitchelle Uzorka
Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, has expressed optimism on the take-off of the Regional Maritime Development Bank (RMDB).
This was expressed in a Statement by the Minister of Transportation Sambo, issued by the ministry’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Mr Eric Ojiekwe.
He made this known when he received the Secretary-General, Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), Dr Paul Adalikwu at the ministry, where he said, “When I resumed here, I realised immediately that the Regional Maritime Bank is one of the lowest hanging fruits that we can achieve within a very short time. In fact, 90 days is too long. I observed that all efforts towards getting accommodation via the Central Bank of Nigeria have not yielded any outcomes. So I will approach the Attorney General of the Federation to see if one of the forfeited properties can be allocated to the bank.”
However, Sambo encouraged Adalikwu to leverage MOWCA as a regional organisation to push for Nigeria’s intent of becoming a member of Category C in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).