Oyetola, Adeniyi, Dangote To Grace LOME’s 25th Anniversary
BY EGUONO ODJEGBA
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Hon. Adegboyega Oyetola, Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR and President of Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote are among distinguished personalities slated to make presentations and remark at the 25th anniversary of the League of Maritime Editors (LOME) holding between 7th and 8th December 2023.
A statement signed by the President and Public Relations Officer of LOME, Chief Timothy Okorocha and Francis Ngwoke indicated that sixteen (16) corporate organizations and individuals will be honoured during the occasion holding at the Lagos Travel Inn Ikeja.
The statement reads: “The League of Maritime Editors (LOME) has concluded arrangements to hold its 25th anniversary celebration on December 7. The first phase of the anniversary which will be marked with a retreat in Lagos is loaded with a number of activities.
“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. Part of the programme 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 themes of the celebration are “Harnessing Nigeria’s Potential in Marine and Blue Economy” and “The New 2023 Customs Act and 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 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.”
The statement continues: “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 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.”
LOME also simply known as the League is not only the foremost maritime journalists association with headquarters in Lagos, but the maritime industry’s watchdog and agenda setter.