President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the intentions of Nigeria to tap the strategic mineral resources littered under its seabed using technology.
According to a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari spoke when he hosted the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Michael Lodge, at the State House, Abuja.
Lodge, who visited Buhari on Friday evening was attending a workshop on Africa Deep Sea Resources in Abuja and the statement is titled ‘Using technology, we’ll tap our seabed resources, says President Buhari.’
He stated that given the vast underwater resources at Nigeria’s disposal, deploying technology and funding studies would be worthwhile and he also applauded the Nigerian Navy for its role in protecting the country’s maritime domain, urging it to “continue to guard us jealously.”
On his part, Lodge thanked Nigeria for hosting the international workshop, and lauded the country for the leadership it provides in Africa.
He encouraged the country to explore her deep seabed resources “to support the blue economy,” and pledged solidarity with Nigeria during his administration as the Secretary-General.Follow us on social media