The Nigerian Ports Authority has disclosed that it is reducing carbon emissions, stating that it has strategically primed most of its reform initiatives to align with the impacts of the global energy transition.
This was disclosed by the NPA in a social media statement on Tuesday evening.
“NPA is aligning with the global discourse that reduction in the use of heavy hydrocarbons and increasing the use of liquified natural gas in maritime transport could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions & other pollution arising from international trade.”https://t.co/bshf8tKwdv
— Nigerian Ports (@nigerianports) April 6, 2021
What they are saying
“Compliance is crucial to the handling of dangerous and hazardous good and products (like gas). As a result, the NPA has strategically primed most of the reform initiatives to align with the impacts of the global energy transition.”
Towards the end of last year, I (NPA MD) signed a directive with strict timelines for full compliance with and enforcement of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur regulation on Nigerian waterways.”
The new regulations, known as IMO Sulphur Regulations 2020, mandates a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% in marine fuels globally.”
The NPA disclosed that the need for change is to reduce the air pollution created in the shipping industry by reducing the sulphur content of the fuels that ships use.
In case you missed it: The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) announced the temporary suspension of export receipts at the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Port for a period of 2 weeks which began on March 22, 2021.
Lagos State seeks investors in aquatic and livestock agriculture value chain
The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap.
The Lagos State Government announced it is seeking private sector collaboration for Agriculture sector value chain development in livestock feed mills, fisheries and red meat.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
The Commissioner revealed that the scheme was in line with the State’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap, as the State identified the 3 main sectors for value chain disruption.
She also added that investment in the sectors would also develop jobs for the industry and boost the State’s GDP growth, through Private Sector collaboration as Lagos residents consume over N5 trillion worth of food annually.
“The objective is to stimulate and encourage more public-private partnerships in the three value chains,” she said.
“When you consider this pool of transactions happening in Lagos, it shows that we are the market. For instance, we demand over 400,000 metric tons of fish on an annual basis.
“But our fishermen and our aquaculture farmers are only able to produce just about 174,000 metric tons with deficit of 200,000 metric tons,” she added.
She also disclosed that the state has 9,000 artisanal fishermen, and bringing more youths into the space will increase the level of fish and seafood being harnessed from our water bodies. Looking at the transactional value on an annual basis, the fisheries sector is worth well over N120billion according to her.
In case you missed it: Nigeria exported agricultural products worth N321.5 billion in 2020, representing a 19.16% increase when compared to N269.8 billion recorded in 2019 and a 6.27% increase compared to N302.28 billion recorded in 2018.
#DigitalSkillsTraining: FG announces conclusion of selection process
Only successful applicants that are contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue.
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports disclosed that the selection process for the upcoming Digital Skills Training has been concluded for the #DigitalSkillsTraining from April 11th to 30th, 2021.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sport on Sunday evening.
“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development wishes to inform the general public and all Nigerian Youths that the selection process has been concluded for successful applicants for the #DigitalSkillsTraining scheduled for April 11 to 30, 2021,” the statement said.
The Ministry added that only successful applicants that were contacted by the Ministry are to report at the training venue. Those who were not successful but arrive at the training would not be admitted.
“Upcoming #DigitalSkillsTraining Programmes of the Ministry will be widely publicized on youthandsport.gov.ng , on : noya.ng and on the Ministry’s social media handles,” the statement added.
What you should know
Recall that Nairametrics reported in November 2020, that the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development announced it will scale up its digital skills training to cover 500,000 youths across the country after securing funding under the COVID-19 stimulus budget.
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