The League of Maritime Editors (LOME) has received the confirmation that the Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola will attend its 25th anniversary celebration which will hold in Lagos on December 7.
Officials of the Ministry said the Minister who is the Chief Host and the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mrs Magdalene Ajani, will attend the event.
Similarly, the League has also received the assurance that the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who is to chair the event will also be available.
Chief Executives of agencies under the Ministry who are all billed to present papers on different topics in line with their statutory obligations have equally sent words that they will be available for the programme.
Part of the programme lined up for the 25th anniversary includes presentation of papers by distinguished industry Chief Executive Officers/chieftains and award to deserving corporate organisations and individuals.
The themes of the celebration are “Harnessing Nigeria’s Potential in Marine and Blue Economy” and “The New Customs Act 2023and Its Implication on Trade”, according to a statement issued by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke.
The NCS and other agencies under the Marine and Blue Ministry shall be presenting papers in respect of their contributions to the success of the blue economy under the new administration of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
No fewer than 16 corporate organisations and individuals drawn from the maritime sector, among them, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) have been slated for the conferment of awards based on their remarkable performance in their statutory obligations in the sector.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs (ACG Headquarters), Alhaji A.O Olajogun shall also be conferred with individual awards.
The League identified two prominent women in the industry to be honoured during the event.
They are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, Dr. Mrs Magdalene Ajani and the recently retired General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA, Mrs Josephine Moltok.
The League, according to the statement, has followed their track records since they joined the industry, which is the reason for the honour being extended to them.
The event which is billed to hold at the Lagos Travel Inn, 39/41 Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, by 10 am, is part of the contributions of League to the success of the blue economy agenda of the federal government.
League is a foremost maritime journalists association based in Lagos, whose members are part of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Council. The League is the maritime industry watchdog and agenda setter.