The organised private sector of the Nigerian maritime industry said it is collaborating to
promote the Nigeria International Maritime Summit (“NIMS”), which according to its organizers is positioned as the country’s only whole-of-value-chain maritime event.
In a statement sent to our correspondent by Ms. Ose Omobhude, its Programme Officer, the NIMS is “facilitated by a unique industry-wide collaboration and supported by government, it also sets agenda and highlights solutions for maritime business, policy and operations in Nigeria”.
“In addition to featuring Nigeria’s first immersive virtual maritime exhibition and trade
show, NIMS will feature discussions on cross-cutting aspects of maritime industry operations, business, law and policy”
The statement disclosed that, the first annual event which is scheduled to hold from 26th to 29th May 2021, targets expansion of economic options for the industry and increased efficiency of services provided to the economy.
It says that the agenda is driven by a two-pronged strategy based on knowledge and policy
development; and industry-wide service optimisation.
“While the former is to be led by discussions, policy advocacy and engagement at the annual event and ad-hoc industry engagement series, the latter will be achieved by development of a reliable and efficient industry-driven maritime cluster for Nigeria.
The statement added that, NIMS, a non-governmental initiative, is supported by a high-level volunteer Governing Board (Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro, Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Mr. Emeka Akabogu); and an industry-wide Advisory Council, which include: Princess Vicky Haastrup, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Alhaji Aminu Umar, Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere SAN, Dr. Bolaji Akinola and Alhaji Mahmud Bamanga Tukur.