May 21, 2024

New Shippers’ Council Boss Expresses Readiness for Team Work

Ms. Ifeoma Ezedinma, Director, Regulatory Service, Nigerian Shippers' Council welcoming Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers' Council

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New Shippers’ Council Boss Expresses Readiness for Team Work

By Okezie Nnadi

The Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima has
assumed duty at the Council’s Headquarters in Lagos.
The ES/CEO who was received by Management and staff, conveyed his intention to hit the ground
running. 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.

Management staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council with Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

Ukeyima said Shippers’ Council is integral to the success of the agenda of President Bola Ahmed
Tinubu and the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, His Excellency Gboyega Oyetola on Marine and
Blue Economy.
The NSC Boss said that over the years, the nation has been mulling the diversification of the economy
from oil dependency to other revenue generating sectors; this, he said, is the first time the Federal
Government has taken a bold and pragmatic step by creating the Ministry of Marine and Blue
Economy.
According to him, with the creation of the new Ministry, the Council’s mandate becomes a lot more
robust.
He pointed out that there is a lot of work to be done, noting that Council’s staff are highly
knowledgeable, experienced, and also equal to the task ahead. He pledged to be a servant leader.
He promised that his tenure will reward hard work and commitment. His words, “Sometimes we don’t
appreciate knowledge but moving forward, we will reward hard work.”
He thanked the Management and staff of the Council for the warm reception.

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