Maritime Academy Rector, Dr. Akinyemi charges President-elect to refloat NNSL, review maritime economy.

Maritime Academy Rector, Dr. Akinyemi charges President-elect to refloat NNSL, review maritime economy.


The Rector of Crown Maritime Academy, Dr. Musa Akinyemi has called on the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to review the nation’s maritime macro-economy.

While congratulating him on his victory at the polls, he also charged the Nigeria’s Chief Executive to establish another Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) for purpose of foreign trade and training of indigenous seafarers.

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According to him, these feats would help justify and complement the efforts of resuscitating the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron.

Reminding the president-elect of his days of pro-democracy struggles, the maritime guru, he maintained that he was also on exile in Cote d’Ivoire adding that his appointment with federal government agency was terminated after the June 12 election annulment.

text of his statement, “In his congratulatory message, Dr. Musa AKINYEMI recalled the pro-democracy struggles of the former Lagos State Governor against the late Gen. Sani Abacha’s dictatorship. “I was equally forced to exile for five years in Cote d’Ivoire”, Musa AKINYEMI said. I was just a Federal Government staff, and as the June 12, 1993 presidential election was annulled, I became one of the victims of the annulment and was removed from office without any known offence or query before or thereafter. But today, that democracy has been restored. According to Dr. Akinyemi, “The country should not forget such struggles like his and ours, till date”.

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“Honestly, l had also thought of being a politician after returning from exile in 2001′, but two things stood in my way, (1) I was a Federal Civil Servant then that needed to be re-instated to the Federal Government job at the Nigerian Shippers’ Council; or (2) If I should be in party politics, I could only be a member of the Angels Party of Nigeria (APN)’, which hasn’t existed and may never exist”, he revealed.

“So, the Rector, a First Class Bachelor’s Degree holder in Transport and Logistics Management advised the President in-waiting to surprise the totality of Nigerians across the six geo-political zones and in diaspora that if it’s the agitation for a free, just, neutral, peaceful, equitable and governable Nigeria that caused malignity, hate speeches and fake news, to the extent of being exiled, this victory is indeed his, and no one of us should regret it very soon or in the long run.

“Dr. Musa AKINYEMI therefore asked the in-coming President to make his team from outstanding, reliable and unfailing technocrats, professionals and civil society men, women and youths to deliver good governance worthy of global applause.

“He solemnly requested the INEC-declared winner of the 2023 Presidential Election to faithfully focus on reviving the nation’s maritime macro-economy severally, including and especially re-floating the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) for the carriage of of our foreign trade and training of indigenous seafarers, thereby justifying and complementing the current resuscitation of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron.

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“More so, Dr. Musa AKINYEMI prayed for a new Nigeria and shower praises on the other presidential aspirants, especially Alhaji Abubakar ATIKU, Mr. Peter OBI, Alhaji Musa KWANKWASO, Mr. Omoyele SOWORE, and Mr. Kola ABIOLA for their patriotic candidacy and faith that Nigeria will be great again, the CMA Rector concluded.”

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