- Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola (middle) with some heads of the agencies in the ministry displaying copies of their signed bonds of performance after their ministerial retreat in Lagos…Thursday
From Anthony Nwachukwu, Lagos
Committed to making the newly-created Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy achieve its purpose, the heads of agencies and departments in the ministry have signed a performance bond with the Minister, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The initiative, which followed two-day retreat organised by the ministry in Lagos to chart a course towards actualising its lofty objectives, was sealed Thursday in Lagos.
It is aimed at strengthening efficiency, proficiency and effectiveness for the overall development of the marine and blue economy sector, the minister’s spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed via his X handle.
With the signing of the bond, Omipidan said, the ministry became the first to cascade the performance bond, which was initially signed with President Bola Tinubu, to its directors and chief executive officers.
The ministry had on Tuesday held a stakeholders’ roundtable with key players in the maritime sector as part of efforts to scale up its productivity and enhance Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives for greater development.
“Today, after a stimulating stakeholders’ roundtable engagement with industry players and another two-day engaging and exciting retreat in Lagos, directors and CEOs within the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy signed their performance bond with the minister, Adegboyega Oyetola,” Omipidan disclosed.
“The Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy is prepared and set to actualise its deliverables and contribute to the delivery of Mr. President’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”