Oil and gas income combined is worth less than a dollar per person a day. Despite its huge oil and gas reserves, 75 million Nigerians, representing about half of the entire population, live in absolute poverty. Only India and China have larger number of poor people living within their borders. In my opinion, Nigerians should not have any business with poverty or unemployment considering the country’s vast resources especially its enormous maritime potentials”.
These were the words of the chief executive officer, Ships & Ports Communication Company, Mr, Bolaji Akinola.
Akinola disclosed that his company is set to release a book entitled Career and Business Opportunities in the Maritime Industry. “The book would serve as a guide to the discerning minds on the various opportunities in the shipping sector while it serves as a source of reference for existing practitioners. The book is to complement the company’s effort aimed at encouraging Nigerians to take keen interest in the shipping sector.
In the last five years, the company has been in the forefront of encouraging Nigerians to develop rewarding careers in the shipping sector through its annual shipping career summit and its Quarterly Ships & Ports Career Guide”, he explained