Gen. Abubakar, SGF, Amaechi Lead Stakeholders to NIMASA Maritime Awards

Gen. Abubakar, SGF, Amaechi Lead Stakeholders to NIMASA Maritime Awards
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Secretary to the
Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, and the
Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, will be
leading other stakeholders to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA) Maritime Awards scheduled to take place on
Saturday, 12th January, 2019 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria
Island, Lagos at 6pm.
The Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Enugu, Ondo, Kaduna, Kebbi and Borno
states as well as Honourable Ministers of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria are also expected at the occasion.
Others expected to attend are Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Femi Otedola,
Dr. (Mrs.) Nike Akande, as well as royal fathers, including His
Highness, the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, His Imperial
Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, top government
officials, National Assembly members and members of the diplomatic
The event, tagged “NIMASA Merit Awards and Corporate Dinner”, which
will be hosted by the Minister of Transportation and chaired by the
SGF, will also showcase an array of stakeholders in the Nigerian
maritime industry, some of who will be recognised for their
outstanding contributions to the realisation of the Agency’s mandate
of driving the sector in 2018.
The award categories include Shipping Company of the Year 2018 (Dry
Cargo), Shipping Company of the Year 2018 (Wet Cargo), Maritime
Education and Training Institute of the Year 2018, Manning Agent of
the Year 2018, and Seafarers’ Employer of the Year 2018.
Themed “Our Journey to Excellence, it will be an evening to celebrate
our Core Values of Commitment, Accountability, Professionalism,
Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, and Discipline in the
Agency and industry as a whole.”
Staff of the Agency will be honoured for outstanding performance and
an Employee of the Year will be picked from the 11 winners of the
Employee of the Month awards from January to November 2018.
It would be recalled that at last year’s event, Maersk Nigeria
Limited, Gulf Agency Company (GAC) Nigeria Ltd, Charkins Maritime, and
Offshore Safety Centre, among others, were duly recognised with
corporate and industry awards.
The NIMASA Merit Awards and corporate dinner will be an event of
glitz, glamour and glitter to mark the end of year activities of the
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