The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of six new Executive Directors in two agencies under the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy.

The presidential spokesperson, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.

President Tinubu has designated three new directors for both the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The President appointed Vivian Edet as the Executive Director, Finance & Administration (NPA); Olalekan Badmus as the Executive Director, Marine & Operations (NPA); as well as Ibrahim Umar as the Executive Director, Engineering & Technical Services (NPA).

Also, President Tinubu appointed Jibril Abba as the Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services; Chudi Offodile as the Executive Director, Finance & Administration; and Fatai Adeyemi as the Executive Director, Operations for NIMASA.

According to the statement, President Tinubu believed that the new appointees would “execute their collective mandate to create the conditions required to significantly raise the contribution of the Marine & Blue Economy sector to the nation’s GDP”.

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