League Celebrates 25 on Dec 7: To Discuss Marine& Blue Economy, Customs Act

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  • Oyetola to be Chief Host, Dangote to Chair,Corporate Bodies,others for Honours


The League of Maritime Editors (LOME) has concluded arrangements to hold the first phase of its 25th anniversary celebrations , with a Retreat and other activities, at the Lagos Travel Inn, 39/41 Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, by 10 am, from  December 7, 2023.


The event  , which  celebration themes  are “Harnessing Nigeria’s Potential in Marine and Blue Economy” and “The New 2023 Customs Act and Its Implication on Trade’’, is part of the contributions of League, to the success of the blue economy agenda of the federal government.

The Honourable Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Chief   Adegboyega Oyetola, is the Chief Host of the 2-days event, while the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is to chair the event.

According to a statement issued by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, part  of  the programmes lined up for the event, include presentation of papers by distinguished industry Chief Executive Officers/chieftains and award to deserving corporate organisations and individuals.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other agencies under the Marine and Blue   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),  O.A.Alajogun 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 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.

League   is a foremost maritime journalists association in Nigeria , which  members are part of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The League is the maritime industry watchdog and agenda setter.